by Matt Banes & Tim Marriott
Performed by Tim Marriott
with recorded contributions from the cricket world including:
David 'Bumble' Lloyd
Robert 'Crash' Craddock
Toby from 'Cricket District'
Interview with 'Jack': HERE
"163 to win in twenty overs, we've got this - come on!"
Former professional cricketer Jack gives his team talk, but as wickets fall like a ticking time bomb the anecdotes from the ashes of his career prove less than inspirational…
As Jack pads up to be the last man in to go out and save the day, ‘Jack's Ashes’ offers a humorous insight into the mental frailties that can cloud the mind and the distractions that can lead to ruin.
WINNER - Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 23
"Heartfelt and compelling. 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
Developed in consultation with professional sports bodies and mental health charities, ‘Jack's Ashes’ is designed to engage through humour in order to reduce stigma and promote conversation about mental fitness.
Performances can be followed by a 'fire circle' talk back led by a professional counsellor offering practical strategies for managing stress and anxiety.
JACK toured Australia Jan-April 23, including performances at the Adelaide Oval, the Gabba in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground & the WACA in Perth.
Availability - UK til Dec 23, Australia Jan-April 24
JACK is also available through LIVE & LOCAL - touring info HERE
ALL ENQUIRIES: TM@smokescreenprods.com - +44 (0)7773 777521
JACK'S ASHES was developed with support from Arts Council England and is presented in partnership with
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association.
JACK'S ASHES is proud to support JAMES' PLACE
Preventing suicide, providing hope
Written by Matt Banes & Tim Marriott
Support materials & workshops led by
Originally developed with Hannah Maxwell, Jonathan Rice & Nicholas Collett
Matthew Banes is a former professional cricketer with Durham MCCU and Kent, and is now the Director of Boarding at Cranbrook School in Sydney.
Former BBCTV sit-com star Tim Marriott (Brittas Empire) is an award winning international producer and performer, touring in the UK and internationally with Jack, Watson, Appraisal, and PTS awareness project, ‘Shell Shock’.
Annabel Fen Marriott MAEd, DIP CBT, DIP HYP (ASCH) is an author, teacher, counsellor and therapist. A former senior teacher in secondary education, she is an Anxiety UK practitioner, currently delivering family support with UK charity Holding Space. She is the author of a pocket book guide, Toolkit for Anxiety and a children's book, Superbirds