These Hills Are Ours

Sat, 01 Oct 2022
Adults £20*, Under 21s £15*

ARC Stockton, Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley present

These Hills Are Ours

by Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley

Do you ever want to run away from it all?

Dan and Boff did exactly that: they ran a series of routes from the centre of the city in which they found themselves, to the top of the peak overlooking that city. But what are we really running from?

In story and in song, These Hills Are Ours is the story of what they found out on those journeys. It’s about escaping it all by running to wild places. Escaping the city, escaping your past, escaping the restrictions of upbringing or class or politics. It’s a celebration of wild places and our freedom to roam them.

Daniel Bye’s award-winning, internationally touring theatre is always engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining. Boff Whalley, best-known as a founder member of Chumbawamba, writes heartfelt, catchy folk songs. This, their first theatre piece together, sees them moving into their most personal material yet. It’s a not-to-be-missed collaboration between two of Britain’s most celebrated artists in their own fields.

Adults £20*
Under 21s £15*
Groups of 6+ £18*

“Lovely low-key gig theatre about friendship, failure and reasserting our right to roam” The Stage

“…combines scripted storytelling, ad-libbing, lots of humour and Whalley’s melodious songs. Bye’s personal struggles in the story of the 90-mile run really hook you in.” The Guardian

“Funny, poignant and thought-provoking. This tale of physical and mental endurance is brought to vivid life through Bye’s masterful storytelling, with Whalley’s songs offering a catchy and melodic counterpoint” British Theatre Guide

Co-commissioned by Beaford Arts, Eden Project, Lancaster Arts, Leeds Playhouse and Shoreditch Town Hall with support from artsdepot.

It is presented on tour by house, an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and supported by Arts Council England.

*A £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket when booking online and in person.
The booking fee covers costs charged to the charity for the booking system and payment processing.

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