Going Viral (Northern Stage at Summer Hall, Monday August 10th 2015) ****

Going Viral was a really interesting piece which explores myths around viruses and how they might spread. It’s a monologue and Bye takes on the different characters. It’s a lovely structured piece and it’s very easy to follow the narrative. What I would say is that the piece is also an engaging lecture and there is clearly an educational agenda here as well.

Daniel Bye is an energetic and engaging performer who keeps the audiences’ attention for the full hour.

So as well as being entertained, I also learnt a lot.

My verdict: ****

Crap Music Rave Party (Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Friday 7th August) *****

I had such good fun at the Crap Music Rave Party. It felt like being back at the school disco many many years ago. You even get your hand stamped. The thing with this is that the music is cheesy, but it’s not crap, because it gets everyone on the dance floor with a smile on their face. A mix of the Macarena, Rick Ashley, YMCA, and Dancing Queen. I literally saw my life in music flash before my eyes.

Just great fun!

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My verdict: *****