Instructions for Border Crossing

Wed 18 April 2018

Autumn 2017 |
An ARC Stockton Production
Written and Performed by Daniel Bye

Directed by Alex Swift

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into 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 the 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.

“Bye is one of the most astute and thoughtful contemporary theatre-makers around.” The Stage

Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton, Harrogate Theatre, HOME Manchester, Norwich Arts Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Unity Theatre Liverpool & West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Funded by Arts Council England


To come


Performed by Daniel Bye
Directed by Alex Swift

Design by Hannah Sibai Lighting Design by Katharine Williams
Sound Design by Mariam Rezaei
Dramaturgy by Sarah Punshon


To Come

show details

Dates: Wed 18 Apr 2018
Times: 8pm
Running time: 65mins, no interval
Prices: £12 / £10
Charges: £1 postage

Venue: Unity One

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