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Going Viral (An ARC Production, written and performed by Daniel Bye)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Going Viral

An eye-opening, Fringe First winning show, ‘Going Viral’ examines how viruses spread, and they effect they have on society, both scientifically and physiologically. Imagine that pandemonium breaks out, as a new highly contagious “weeping virus” hits the UK. The intimate storytelling by Daniel Bye makes the audience feel completely involved and welcome in this story. His use of the device of “imagine you are this character” really transports us into the world, and allows us to imagine how it would feel if this fictional virus were a reality. Raw, real and emotive, this visceral performance both educates us scientifically and makes us question the social systems around us. This show is one virus you definitely want to catch!

Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Withers]