Extended to Sun 25 April 2021

Dates and Times

From Sat 13 March


£3.50 per household


Digital Audio Performance


Online; Curse of the Crackles! is available to stream whenever you like for 72 hours from the date and time you have booked your ticket for.

Running time

Approx. 45 mins

Age Guidance



Woof! Can any puppy hear me? Riff is a good dog and the most excellentist puppy, but she needs your help! The world is in chaos – listen…

Boing! Splat! Parp! It’s the Crackles! Those annoying little bits of naughty have muddled up all the sounds in the universe and now it’s up to you and Riff the puppy to put them all back. So hold on to your ear flaps and hop through a sound door - who knows where you’ll land?! From wild jungles to shark infested oceans, dark dungeons to buzzy beehives, prepare for an ear ticklingly brain thrilling sonic mission!

Featuring innovative three dimensional sound technology, Curse of the Crackles! is an interactive, digital audio adventure that immerses you in a brilliantly hilarious chaotic quest.

So plug in your headphones, get your adventure pants on, find a spoon, any spoon, ensure your shoes are tied, abandon the spoon (we don’t need spoons where we’re going) and close your eyes. Let’s go.

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To access Curse of the Crackles!, you will need an internet connection and headphones to get the full effect of the sound technology.
Listeners are encouraged to move around their space when listening, but this is not a necessary element in enjoying the story.

You will receive a link to the show on the date and time you have booked your ticket for and will have access to this stream for 72 hours. Please check your junk folder. When you receive the link, make sure you are logged into your Shoreditch Town Hall account to gain access. You can listen to the show anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

Your ticket includes access for one household, where the show can be listened to on multiple devices.

School groups from Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham are eligible for free tickets. For these groups the show will be available for two weeks. To make a school booking please visit our Group & School Bookings page.

A Shoreditch Town Hall production with support from the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund and Arts Council England.


Created & Written by Bea Roberts; Created & Directed by Ed Stambollouian; Created, Sound Designed & Composed by Ben & Max Ringham and Associate Sound Design & Composition by Nicola Chang; Performers: Norah Lopez Holden and Sam Swann.

Rehearsals with performers Norah Lopez Holden and Sam Swann (Photos: Rob Harris)

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