Sat 18th May ’19 at  Exeter Phoenix/ 4.30pm, a script in hand reading showing as part of Thrive, Exeter Phoenix’s event for Mental Health Awareness week. Cracking will be touring later this year. Written and directed by Cally Hayes, performed by Georgia Robinson & Aidan Casey.Cracking

A love story that is both poetic and brutally frank…

 A new play by 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, Documental combines refreshingly honest new writing with testimony and vibrant physicality.