A new dark comedy by Shôn Dale - Jones
From the creator of The Duke
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A completely made-up true story

“The most generous of hosts...a mesmerising personality... a gifted storyteller... a natural comic”TheGuardian

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. Shôngoes 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.

About Shôn Dale Jones & SDJ Productions

Previously founding director of Hoipolloi and Hugh Hughes Productions, Shôn Dale-Jones has recently launched his brand new theatre company SDJ Productions.

Shôn was born in Llangefni, on the Isle of Anglesey. He studied Drama & Film at University of East Anglia (1987-1990) and trained at The Lecoq School in Paris (1990-1992) while making street theatre and performing stand-up.

Shôn works as a writer, performer, director and producer. He makes work on stage, on radio, on screen and elsewhere. Since 1993 he has created 27 theatre shows, 5 radio plays, several films and created site-specific and outdoor work. His work has toured to over 20 countries, across 6 continents and translated into 7 languages. Partners have included the BBC, Barbican, Royal Court, National Theatre Studios, National Theatre Wales and Sydney Opera House.

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