So Unfair 

an interactive lecture-demonstration. With jokes.

Are you ready to help make the world a better place? Award-winning performers Daniel Bye and Toni-Dee Paul host an interactive demonstration with a twist. How can we make things more fair? And what could go wrong if we don’t?


Help Dan and Toni change the world, in an unexpectedly ridiculous adventure involving balloon stretching, bad dad jokes, and dry ice.



A doctor in Ghana uses a car mechanic’s tools to perform an urgent operation because there aren’t enough tweezers. A child in Lancaster leaves the tap running while a child in Kenya walks two miles with a bucket on her head. There are millions of homeless people and billions of homeless bees. It’s just not fair. What are we going to do about it?


Can you help?


Award-winning performers Daniel Bye and Toni-Dee Paul host an interactive conversation in their own inimitable style, with engineers, chemists, and international experts who’ll apparently talk to us live from all over the world.


We’ll explore complex ideas of social and environmental justice in an unexpectedly entertaining demo involving balloon stretching, bad dad jokes, and dry ice.


No bees will be harmed.


For everyone aged 7 and up


  “A show that makes connections, as though what you are watching are the artist’s synapses firing live
                Lyn Gardner on Arthur by Daniel Bye & Sarah Punshon
                Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winner 2019

Creative Team

Sarah Punshon is founding Artistic Director of One Tenth Human. For One Tenth Human she has co-created Arthur (Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Fringe First), Curious Investigators Digital (Big Imaginations) and national tours of We’re Stuck! (Shoreditch Town Hall / Z-arts / China Plate), The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (Lancaster Arts / Hear Me Roar) and Curious Investigators (Big Imaginations).

Daniel is a writer and performer from Middlesbrough. Recent work as writer-performer includes Arthur (with One Tenth Human), Instructions for Border Crossing, Going Viral, How to Occupy an Oil Rig, The Price of Everything and These Hills Are Ours. His work for young audiences includes Sleeping Beauty, Beauty & the Beast and We’re Stuck for One Tenth Human, Error 404 for Polka Theatre & Full of Noises at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Toni-Dee Paul is a freelance theatre maker, writer and performance artist exploring identity politics through solo works and installations made with “infectious warmth” (Exeunt). Her current body of work features collaborations with children, messy food, and sometimes with her dad. Since 2015, Toni-Dee has created Fuel Theatre commissions, contributed to climate project Hello X, and presented in festivals like Sick!, Queer Migrant Takeover, and Works Ahead. They facilitate workshops building confidence and performance skills for youth. Toni-Dee serves as an Artist Associate for Selina Thompson Ltd and Associate Artist for One Tenth Human. Whether collaborating with companies or their dad, her practice promotes inclusivity.

Matt (they/she/he) is a non-binary, Offie finalist video designer, musical theatre creative and queer practitioner based in the East Midlands. They are a part time PhD candidate exploring LGBTQ+ representation in musical theatre at the University of Wolverhampton.






Recent Video Design & Digital credits include: Laughing Boy (Jermyn Street Theatre), RIDE (The Old Globe San Diego, Curve, Southwark Playhouse); Sherlock and the Poison Wood (Watermill Theatre), EXhibitionists (King Head Theatre), I Really Do Think That This Will Change Your Life (Stage Awards for Innovation Nominee – Mercury Theatre, Colchester); REBECCA (Charing Cross Theatre); ANIMAL (Offie Finalist (Video Design) – Hope Mill Theatre/Park Theatre); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Theatre Royal Haymarket, Sheffield Theatres, Lyric Hammersmith); Blow Down (Leeds Playhouse); Rumi: The Musical (D’asha Performing Arts Festival, London Coliseum); How A City Can Save The World (Sheffield Theatres); Blow Down (Leeds Playhouse); A- Typical Rainbow (Turbine Theatre); Flight (Royal College of Music); But What If You Die (Camden People’s Theatre); Old Friends(Digital); Bloody Difficult Women (Riverside Studios); Santa Must Die (Alphabetti Theatre);  Magdalene (Arcola Outside); Snowflake (The Lowry); 34 (Aria Entertainment/ The Lowry); Public Domain (Vaudeville Theatre/ Southwark Playhouse); The Blazing World (University of the Arts, Philadelphia); On Hope: A Digital Song Cycle (The Other Palace); Plaza (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), American Idiot (Derby Theatre).
Recent Directing credits include: Santa Must Die (Leeds Playhouse/Red Ladder), Nativity: The Musical (Derby Theatre), The Unconventionals (VAULT Festival), CRAZY FOR YOU (Derby Theatre), IS HE MUSICAL (Curve, The Other Palace) 

in association with The Dukes Lancaster

supported by Lancaster University