Mon 20 - Fri 24 December

Dates and Times

Available to stream between 9am on Monday 20 - 11.59pm Friday 24 December


Pay What You Can (donations welcome)


Digital Audio Performance



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.

★★★★★ Everything Theatre

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

You can access Curse of the Crackles! anywhere, as long as you have 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.

Curse of the Crackles! is available to stream until 11.59pm on Friday 24th December. The link can be listened to on multiple devices.

Download the Activity Pack here

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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