Friday 9th July 2021 7.30pm / Main House


*Original tickets will remain valid for the new date should you still wish to attend.*

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 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.


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

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 9th July 2021 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Decide

(To pre-book Pay What You Decide tickets there is a £2 non-refundable administration fee)


Running Time: 90 minutes

Cast & Creatives

Boff Whalley is probably best known as a founder member of Chumbawumba, with whom he wrote, played guitar, and toured for thirty years. Since then he has written plays for Red Ladder and the West Yorkshire Playhouse and choral music for a range of contexts. He is the leader of Commoners Choir and with Daniel Bye creates large-scale participatory choral events in site-specific settings.

Daniel Bye is a writer and theatremaker whose shows nationally and internationally touring shows include The Price of Everything, Going Viral, Instructions for Border Crossing. He has created work for companies including Royal & Derngate, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage and Red Ladder.

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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