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 (don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to!), the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes.
A twelve-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?
“Bye is one of the most astute and thoughtful contemporary theatre-makers around.” – The Stage
Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton, Harrogate Theatre, HOME, Norwich Arts Centre, Oxford Playhouse, Unity Theatre Liverpool & West Yorkshire Playhouse. Funded by Arts Council England.
Want to know more about Daniel Bye?
Middlesbrough-born Daniel Bye is a theatre-maker, writer, director and performer. He creates new work for theatres and other spaces, wrestling with questions of how we all live together in this world. His work juggles comedy and tragedy, fact and fiction, roughness and polish.
Daniel’s recent touring work includes Going Viral, The Price of Everything, which has been performed over 100 times in the UK and internationally, and the award-winning How to Occupy an Oil Rig.