The Awkward Silence’s Big Break

The Awkward Silence

Tue 21st Feb - Wed 22nd Feb
19:50 (
60 mins)
Character Comedy / Musical Comedy / Sketch Comedy
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Crypt
Age Guidance: 12+

Louis Voler wants his dad, Mike, out of his life – which is difficult as Mike’s just got them sent to jail. Can Louis navigate life inside without his old man to guide him? Can Mike win back his son’s affection before it’s too late? Maybe the REAL prison…was the one they got sent to for that crime.

Award-winning comedy duo The Awkward Silence present their dynamic father and son prison musical. Resentment. Redemption. Songs. Diamonds. Escape? Lovely.

Directed by award-winning Julian Spooner and with songs by Henry Carpenter of The Quentin Dentin Show, The Awkward Silence’s Big Break will have you banging your bars and rattling your chains.

★★★★★ – The New Current
★★★★ – Chortle
★★★★ – Broadway Baby
★★★★ – EdFringe Review


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Tue 21st Feb
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Wed 22nd Feb
The Vaults
Leake Street

The Awkward Silence

The Awkward Silence (Ralph Jones and Vyvyan Almond) are an award-winning comedy duo who have performed a range of narrative sketch shows up and down the country. Along the way they have been shortlisted for a Writers' Guild Award and a BBC Writer's Prize and worked with people like David Quantick, Ruth Bratt, and John Finnemore.

Press & Reviews

★★★★ - Voice Magazine - "Really inspired"

★★★★ - The Reviews Hub - "Inventive, funny and warm"

The Scotsman - "An acute understanding of the artform"

Fringe Biscuit - "Wildly creative, ace comic timing and skilful characterisation"


Praise for previous work:

The New Current - ★★★★★

Chortle - ★★★★

Oxford Theatre Review - ★★★★ 

Broadway Baby - ★★★★

EdFringe Review - ★★★★

Fresh Air - ★★★★

Cast & Creative Team Director: JULIAN SPOONER
Performer and writer: RALPH JONES
Performer and writer: VYVYAN ALMOND
Technician: CARA COMPASS


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