A cracking tale

A SHOW that was first staged at Plymouth Theatre Royal and Exeter’s Northcott Theatre, comes to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Friday 22nd March and Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd, both at 7.30pm.

Cracking, A Completely Made-up True Story, is a powerful dark and comic tale from the acclaimed Welsh storyteller-performer Shon Dale-Jones. It is presented by SDJ Productions and was commissioned by the BBC and co-produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth.

When the world goes mad, do we inevitably go mad too? Cracking 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. Ultimately this 70-minute one-man show is a heart-warming and uplifting comic story about loving in the face of hatred.