What’s real, what’s not and what’s gone wrong, asks storyteller Shôn Dale-Jones in Cracking at Theatre@41, Monkgate

The poster for Shôn Dale-Jones’s Cracking, on tour at Theatre@41, Monkgate, York

WHEN the world goes mad, do we inevitably go mad too, asks Welsh storyteller Shôn Dale-Jones in his new dark comedy, Cracking, at Theatre@41, Monkgate, York, on Friday at 7.30pm.

Billed as “a completely made-up true story about loving in the face of hatred”, the uplifting, heartwarming 75-minute comic show was developed originally for BBC Radio 4 and is presented by SDJ Productions.

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 duly 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 humorous, 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”.

Tickets for Dale-Jones’s celebration of how searching for connection beats disconnecting are on sale at tickets.41monkgate.co.uk.