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Friday, March 24, 2017
**** The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** The Stage
**** The Independent **** Daily Telegraph
As part of his UK tour, writer and performer Daniel Bye comes to The Met to perform his award winning show Going Viral, on Thursday 11 May at 8pm.
“Fascinating, terrifying and thought-provoking” – The Guardian
In Daniel Bye’s unique and compelling mix of storytelling and performance lecture, the highly praised show Going Viral, is a clever nuanced show about a curious new virus sweeping the globe where everyone is weeping. In a mix of performance and scientific advisory from Dr Mark Booth both 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.
Daniel Bye’s work focuses heavily on the theme of current affairs and world disorder, highlighting the current turbulent state of global and social politics in a light hearted show, with a clever delivery unique to his style. Since the renounced success with Going Viral and after winning the Scotsman First Fringe Award 2015, Bye has been touring the show across the country, with its underlying themes that are as relevant as the day the show was written. Bye’s show speaks to the urgent crisis our society currently lives in, and offers the right amount of compassion to the audience, as a sign of hope for our future.
“There seems almost no limit to the political resonances of this apparently light-touch show. A rare mix of science, artistry and compassion.” – The Scotsman
Middlesborough-born and Leeds-based, Daniel Bye is currently an Associate Artist at ARC, using both theatre and online platforms to create work. His other recent work includes The Price of Everything, performed over 100 times both in the UK and internationally and the award winning How to Occupy an Oil Rig.
“Captivating and illuminating” – The Independent