Daniel Bye presents

Going Viral


A new virus is sweeping the globe. A plague of weeping. Why do you seem to be immune?

WINNER: Scotsman Fringe First award 2015

**** “Fascinating, terrifying and thought-provoking” – The Guardian

**** “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

**** “Funny, wise, impeccably performed […] further proof that Bye is one of the most astute and thoughtful contemporary theatre makers around.” – The Stage

**** “Takes an idea and runs with it to a fabulous conclusion.” – The Herald

**** “Captivating and illuminating” – The Independent

**** “Daniel Bye’s witty, engaging solo show about viruses manages to pack an emotional without trying too hard to tug on the heartstrings.” – Daily Telegraph


Written and performed by Daniel Bye

Directed by Dick Bonham

Designed by Emma Tompkins

Lighting by Katharine Williams

Dramaturgy by Sarah Punshon

Artistic support from Alexander Kelly

Scientific Advisor: Dr Mark Booth


Produced by ARC. Co-commissioned by Northern Stage. Developed with support from the Yard Theatre, Triggered@Warwick, Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust, Camden People’s Theatre and QTP India.

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