Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments. “a thoughtful delight,” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian // An antidote to Christmas consumerism…
How much is beauty worth?
What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay?
Can I have a glass of milk?
These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is occasionally shambolic and often tendentious – but always a joy to watch.
Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.
And you get a free glass of milk.
Written and performed by Daniel Bye | Directed by Richard Bonham | Designed by Emma Tompkins
“The future of British theatre”, The Times.
// Event Details:
Title: The Price of Everything.
Performer: A solo show by Daniel Bye.
Price: £8.00 [Or Pay What You Think It's Worth]
Presented by: Daniel Bye in association with ARC, Stockton.
Age recommendation: 14+.
★ PAY WHAT YOU THINK IT’S WORTH ★
Daniel’s show is all about the ways we attribute value. As such, you may opt to ‘Pay What You Think It’s Worth’ for your ticket.
If you would like to purchase a ticket in this manner: 1) BOOK YOUR TICKET using any standard method: online, on 01273 201 801, or in person, 2) SELECT CONCESSION ‘Pay What You Think It’s Worth’, costing 50p per ticket, [plus, if you're paying by card, our standard £1.00 per ticket fee, capped at £5]* 3) UPON TICKET COLLECTION, COLLECT AN ENVELOPE, and when the show is over, use it to deposit your chosen payment.
Any amount is acceptable: it’s entirely up to you!
* This payment allows us to process the transaction, and ensures that seats are booked by those who intend to attend.
// Press Response:
★★★★☆ Sunday Times
“I loved it. A searching, inquisitive, funny, touching interrogation of the value and communicability of ideas”, Simon Stephens, Playwright & Artistic Associate, Lyric Hammersmith.
“A terrifically engaging and questioning hour…a thoughtful delight,” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
“Whilst appearing to be doing little more than chatting amiably, Bye smartly and subtly plays with our ideas about value and its relation to ideology, and also about theatre,” Financial Times ★★★★☆
“A thought-provoking hour of storytelling and stand-up around the idea of value. Is this show worth the ticket price? A resounding yes,” The Independent.
“Bye is such a funny, charismatic performer that it is hard not to get caught up in his utopian vision of a society based on kindness,” The List.
“An engaging and thought-provoking experience, The Price of Everything is a gentle but questioning hour with a charming, eloquent and intelligent host,” Fringe Review.
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