a dangerous thing

A Dangerous Thing


by Proto-type Theater

A Dangerous Thing is a new, digitally animated work created in response to a world full of uncertainty.

Commissioned by The Lowry, Proto-type Theater have worked with their long-time collaborator, visual artist Adam York Gregory, to continue their socially-engaged exploration of power, democracy, truth-telling, protest, privacy, conspiracy, and control.

Expanding on ideas explored in their recent, critically acclaimed theatre works (A Machine they’re Secretly Building and The Audit or Iceland, a modern myth), A Dangerous Thing wants to punch its way out of the screen and into our homes.

It wants to shake us up, to wake us up, and to hunt down all those insidious lies, hiding in plain sight, and running ahead of us with their boots on.

Mashing and melding animation styles, original sound and composition, contemporary performance and story-telling, A Dangerous Thing is coming, and it cannot be stopped.

Live Now is a commissioning programme from The Lowry, supporting the creation of new work for audiences to experience online and through digital platforms.


AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+ | Some swearing and complex themes that younger audiences may find challenging.

Written by Andrew Westerside and Proto-type Theater
Performed and Devised by Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees
Animated and Designed by Adam York Gregory
Original sound by Paul J. Rogers and Adam York Gregory

Produced by Gillian Lees
Marketing & Comms Rachel Baynton

Sound Engineer Steve Sharp
Production Assistants Curtis Clapham and Elisha Pearce