Cracking


A new play by Alright Mate? co-founder Cally Hayes about love, loss and parenthood. Cracking takes an intimate look from a father’s perspective about what happens when you survive the worst but now risk losing everything. Three days into motherhood, Rachel didn’t recognise herself. There was nothing Sam wouldn’t do to keep his family together. Practical and hands on, he stuck with it, held his tongue and eventually Rachel got better. So why are they now sitting on a therapist’s couch tumbling back into the past and Sam in real danger of losing his footing? Inspired by interviews with couples who’ve recovered from postnatal illness, Cracking combines refreshingly honest new writing with testimony and vibrant physicality. "Deceptively simple, meticulously researched and beautifully crafted." Daniel Buckroyd, Artistic Director, Exeter Northcott Theatre "Raw, pressurised, exposed and exposing, Cracking grabs you from the inside out." The PRSD Supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Community Fund, Exeter City Council, Bluebell Care, Dad Pad and Devon County Council.