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by Smokescreen Productions CIC

comedy, theatre

A cricket themed solo show. "163 to win! Reminds me of the time when..." And so begins possibly the worst team talk you've ever heard.

about the production

Touring Australia Jan-March '23 in partnership with The Australian Cricketers Association and Cricket Australia, Jack's Ashes is a mental health in sport themed solo performance by comedy veteran Tim Marriott (BBC's The Brittas Empire). Wrapped in humour and featuring contributions from well known figures in the world of cricket including David 'Bumble' Lloyd, the performance represents a disastrous team talk by former cricketer Jack 'Mazza' Mason. As Wickets fall like a ticking time bomb, Jack's anecdotes prove less than inspirational until finally he pads up to go out and save the day... Available to UK audiences from April '23. WINNER-BestTheatreAward,AdelaideFringe23

about the artist

Smokescreen Productions was founded by writer/performer Tim Marriott. Recent award winning productions include PTSD themed 'Shell Shock', Holocaust drama 'Mengele' and Sherlock-ian adventure 'Watson: The Final Problem', a Sell-Out at Edinburgh Fringe 21 and 22, and has toured successfully to a wide range of venues throughout 2022. Performed by Tim Marriott, winner Best Performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2022 (Dark Chat Award), Best Solo Show Adelaide Fringe. Watson was created with Bert Coules (BBC's Sherlock Holmes), Jack's Ashes with former professional cricketer Matt Banes, produced in partnership with the Australian Cricketers Association supported by Cricket Australia. For more information:

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 2 metres

depth: 3 metres

None! The show is set in a changing room and can be performed anywhere.

Theatres, rural touring venues, libraries, new audiences, all ages. Cricket is an increasingly diverse community to draw from and appeal to. Performances can be followed by talk backs with an Anxiety UK practitioner offering tips and strategies for managing stress more effectively.

Heartfelt and humorous. Must be seen to be appreciated

Adelaide Review

A compelling, pleasantly humorous performance that packed a punch for audience members from all walks of life

The West Australian

The perfect balance of humour and heart

South Western Times

The show is versatile and accessible. Solo story telling, no specific tech requirements.

Workshops and talk backs available on request.

Minimum fee plus % split

LFT tests completed before shows. RA available.