An ARC Stockton Production: Instructions for Border Crossing
Written and performed by Daniel Bye
A 12-year-old girl sneaks across the border of her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf and under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way?
From the maker of The Price of Everything and Going Viral, Instructions for Border Crossing is an exposed gearbox of a political thriller. Blending Daniel’s trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience*, the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes.
*Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to……
Tickets: £14 Full. £13 Concessions.
Sarah Says: We’re thrilled to be welcoming one of the country’s most acclaimed solo performers with his new show, which wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. Instructions for Border Crossing combines Daniel Bye’s signature storytelling with live interventions from the audience. Produced by the Arc in Stockton-On-Tees, the performance is honest, witty, thought-provoking and topical.
“A pleasingly equivocating look at activism and resistance… It doesn’t offer any packaged conclusions, but it does needle and niggle.” – What’s On Stage
“A layered and intriguing piece… [Daniel] Bye [is] an engaging performer and storyteller.” – The Stage
“A bold, experimental piece of storytelling… A fascinating examination of authority, consent and complicity.” – British Theatre Guide
“[Daniel] Bye is afraid of not making a difference in the world… A show that carves out space for thought, for questioning… Best approached with as little foreknowledge or expectation as possible.” – Exeunt