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Jack’s Ashes

Performed by Tim Marriott (BBC’s The Brittas Empire)

Saturday 27 April, 2024 at 7:30 pm

“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.

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.

Jack’s Ashes toured Australia Jan-April 23, including performances for Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association at the Adelaide Oval, the Gabba in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground & the WACA in Perth.

Co-writer 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 is an award-winning international producer and performer, touring in the UK and internationally with Sherlockian drama Watson, corporate comedy Appraisal and PTS awareness project Shell Shock.

WINNER – Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Festival 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

Running time 1 hr 25 including interval
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.  A £1.50 booking fee applies per transaction.


Friend of the Old Laundry£14
Student/ Under 25£10
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Saturday 27 April, 2024
7:30 pm
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Old Laundry Theatre
Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3BX United Kingdom
015394 40872


Bowness Theatre Festival