There are all sorts of lessons to be learned in life.

How to blend in on a march.
How to crash a boardroom meeting.
How to avoid becoming romantically attached to an undercover police officer.

That sort of thing.

In this playful and provocative show about protest, you’ll learn how to do these things and more. Funny, surprising, and just a little bit upsetting, How to Occupy an Oil Rig is for everyone who ever wanted to change anything. And that’s everyone.

You get to play with plasticine too.

Written by Daniel Bye and the company
Performed by Kathryn Beaumont, Jack Bennett and Daniel Bye
Directed by Dick Bonham and Sarah Punshon
Designed by Lucy Crimmens
Produced by ARC Stockton

Winner of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts ‘Sustainable Production’ Award 2013

Please note: this show contains a single, 30 second use of a haze machine midway through the show.



A funny real and touching[…]demonstration about demonstrating…more of my busy, impatient and sceptical generation should go – to understand and salute the idealism, courage and naivety of youth.

The Times

The real thing. Clever, engaging and important

Financial Times

Daniel Bye’s invigorating and playful How to Occupy an Oil Rig is both beautiful and wants to change the world.

The Guardian