ARC Stockton & Daniel Bye: These Hills are Ours

ARC Stockton & Daniel Bye: These Hills are Ours

For the last three years Bye and Whalley have been running a series of routes, from the centre of the city in which they found themselves, to the top of the peak overlooking that city – culminating in one epic journey for Dan, more than twice as far as he’s ever run before. But what were they running from? In story and song, this is the story of what they found out – about the relationship between city and country, between wild and controlled, about land ownership, about why we’re drawn to wild places – and about how far we’re prepared to go for what we believe in.

These Hills Are Ours is the most personal piece of work either Dan or Boff have made, the most heartfelt, and the most direct. It’s really funny and genuinely moving.

Daniel Bye said: “Boff and I have worked together on lots of projects, from very small to large enough to warrant a AA road sign and work conversations always had a habit of drifting into conversation about running. So we thought it was high time to make hay out of that and work together on a show with running as its starting point. 

As these things do, it’s evolved into something about much more than that: non-runners will get just as much from this show as runners. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed the countryside, celebrated freedom, done something really hard, or just wanted to run away from it all, will be at home in this show. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022