On the ground, the weeping spreads. Is it a strange new disease? An outbreak of hysteria? Or has the world become genuinely sad?
In this uncanny, high-definition world we are all more connected, more vulnerable, and more human – but not equally so.
The award-winning maker of The Price of Everything and How to Occupy an Oil Rig presents an urgent, fantastical story from the front line of an epidemic. Intimate and epic, hilarious and tragic, Going Viral is a thrilling new development in Daniel Bye’s unique blend of storytelling, playful comedy and performance lecture.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage, The Yard Theatre, Triggered @ Warwick Arts Centre, QTP India and the Wellcome Trust.
Going Viral is further proof that Bye is one of the most astute and thoughtful contemporary theatremakers around.
Bye brings a rare mix of science, artistry and compassion to bear on a neurotic and self-absorbed western culture.
This solo show is both a captivating and at times illuminating insight into the science behind infection.
Playful and thoughtful one-man show.