Presented by SDJ Productions, originally developed for BBC Radio 4, co-produced by Theatre Royal, Plymouth


TUE 6 / 7:30 PM
Cambridge Junction · Cambridge

THU 8 / 7:30PM
Worthing Pavillion Theatre · Worthing

FRI 9 / Sat 10 at 7:45PM
Exeter Northcott · Exeter

TUE 20 / 7:45PM
Corn Exchange Newbury · Newbury

WED 21 / 7:30PM
Tobacco Factory Theatres · Bristol

THU 29 / 7:30PM
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre · Havant


SAT 2 / 8PM
Derby Theatre · Derby

WED 6 / 7:30PM
Midlands Arts Centre – MAC · Birmingham

FRI 8 / 7:30PM
York Theatre at 41 · York

WED 13 / 7:30PM
Colchester Arts Centre

THU 14 / 7:30PM
Chelmsford Theatre · Chelmsford

FRI 15 / 7PM
Farnham Maltings · Farnham

TUE 19 / 7:30PM
Royal & Derngate · Northampton

THU 21 / 8PM
Lighthouse Poole · Poole

FRI 22 / 7:30PM
Dorchester Arts · Dorchester

SAT 23 / 7:30PM
Bridport Arts Centre · Bridport


THU 25 / 9PM
Det Andre Teatret · Oslo


FRI 17 / 7:30PM
Liskerrett Community Centre · Liskeard, Cornwall

THU 23 / 7:30PM
Square Chapel · Halifax

CRACKING is a heart-warming and uplifting comic story about loving in the face of hatred. CRACKING is a heart-warming and uplifting comic story about loving in the face of hatred. The show was originally developed as a radio play for BBC Radio 4, and following its broadcast on 17 August 2023 was recommended as Pick of The Week. Told by two-time Fringe First winner, this uplifting story has received phenomenal feedback and has recently been shortlisted for a Tinniswood Award, which is presented each year at the BBC Audio Drama Awards to the best original audio drama script of the year.

When the world goes mad, do we inevitably go mad too?

When Shôn playfully cracks an egg on his mother’s head, he has no idea real-life internet trolls will appear on his doorstep. CRACKING takes on the battle between love and hate, asking what’s funny and where we draw the line. Part stand-up, part theatre CRACKING is a funny, touching and thought-provoking solo performance that sews together fact and fiction into one seamless whole making us wonder what’s real, what’s not and what’s gone wrong.
“The Great Welsh Storyteller” Lyn Gardner
“Legend of the Edinburgh Festival” The Stage
CRACKING is a dark and comic story that blends fiction and reality into one seamless whole.
Shôn’s 83-year old mother is waiting for some test results from the hospital. Shôn goes back home to the Isle of Anglesey to visit her. To relieve some pressure, she asks him to crack an egg on her head. All hell is let loose. Internet trolls appear in real life demanding Shôn stops abusing his
mother and gets off the island…
This story about love and hatred celebrates how searching for connection beats disconnecting.
CRACKING is a heart-warming and uplifting comic story about loving in the face of hatred

The most generous of hosts… a mesmerising personality…
a gifted storyteller… a natural comic

The Guardian