|Photographer: Reed Ingram Weir|
Best in the World
There is a world that can transport us from the ordinary to the extraordinary, where we are one perfect throw away from greatness, a place where we can all be champions. That world is darts.
Through this noble sport, Alex Elliott asks the unfathomable question: “What does it mean to be best in the world?”
Join him on a hilarious, occasionally heroic and heart-warming journey, featuring true stories of success, live darts and celebrations of our own personal triumphs. Motivational bananas included.
Who knows? You might be the best audience in the world.
Go behind the scenes
Performer: Alex Elliott
Director: Annie Rigby
Writer: Carina Rodney
Designer: Andrew Stephenson
Lighting Designer: Kevin Tweedy
Production team: Simon Henderson, Craig Davidson, Lucy Crimmens
Mentor: Alexander Kelly
Developed at BAC and Northern Stage with support from ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Arts Centre Washington and Northumbria University. Thanks also to Unicorn Darts for boards and arrows!
Thank you to everyone who crowd-funded us to take Best in the World to Edinburgh: Rachel Adam, Sally Allen, Leyla Asadi, Roxanne Asadi, Tim Bailey, Helen Charlton, Carol Clewlow, Susan Coffer, Kate Craddock, Lucy Crimmens, Beckie Darlington, John Darlington, Colin Davies, Anna Disley, Steve Drayton, Karen English, Amy Fawdington, Wayne Gamble, Jane Hall, Alison Holmes, Nicola Irvine, Kevin Jamieson, Davey Jones, Rosie Kellagher, Sam Kirkby, Joanne McKenna, Claire Newton, Sarah Norman, Big People, Gayle Playford, Nicola Pomfret, Gary Pritchard, Room 732, Becci Sharrock, Bill Shepherd, Andy Stephenson & Stephen Dodds, Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Nicola Triscott, Ed Vainker, Sally Whitehill, Erica Whyman and Mike Worthington.