Counting And Cracking Tickets
Sydney, New South Wales

Counting And Cracking Tickets

Winner of 14 major awards, Counting and Cracking returns triumphant from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Edinburgh Festivals for a strictly limited season at Carriageworks.
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Counting And Cracking Tickets

About Counting And Cracking

The internationally-acclaimed epic returns to Sydney, this time at Carriageworks.

On the banks of the Georges River, Radha and her son Siddhartha release the ashes of Radha’s mother – their final connection to the past, to Sri Lanka and its struggles. Now they are free to embrace their lives in Australia. But a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life, and we’re plunged into an epic story of love and political strife, of home and exile, of parents and children.

Featuring nineteen performers from six countries, Counting and Cracking follows the journey of a Sri Lankan-Australian family over four generations, from 1956 to 2004.

Winner of 14 major awards including Helpmann Awards for Best Production and Best Direction, Counting and Cracking returns triumphant from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Edinburgh Festivals, for a strictly limited season at Carriageworks.

Co-commissioned by Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Belvoir. Originally co-produced with Co-Curious.

Run time

3hrs 30min (incl. 2 intervals)

Start date

28th June, 2024

End date

21st July, 2024


Production note
Utilises theatrical haze and contains smoking on stage.


Carriageworks, Bay 17

245 Wilson Street, Everleigh, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2015



BY TRAIN: Carriageworks is easily accessible by train. Walk eight minutes from Redfern Station, ten minutes from Macdonaldtown Station or 15 minutes from Newtown Station.

BY BUS: Bus routes 422, 423, 426, 428, 370, 352 stop on City Road at Codrington Street, a five minute walk from Carriageworks.

BY BIKE: There are bike lanes on nearby streets and bike racks within the Carriageworks precinct.

BY CAR: Limited on-site parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way. Enter via 229 Wilson Street

More information about Counting And Cracking

★★★★★ - Time Out Sydney

★★★★★ - ArtsHub

★★★★½ - Limelight

"It’s no exaggeration to say this show has changed many of our lives, and Belvoir as a company. It’s a huge, generous marvel of a show, and we’re very proud of it. If you couldn’t get to it five years ago, we’re rapt we can give its home city another chance to see what everyone was raving about." – Eamon

Writers: S.Shakthidharan with Eamon Flack

Directors: Eamon Flack with S.Shakthidharan

Cast: Rodney Afif, Prakash Belawadi, Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Nadie Kammallaweera, Ahi Karunaharan, Abbie-Lee Lewis, Gandhi McIntyre, Shiv Palekar, Sukhbir Singh Walia, Kaivalya Suvarna, Nipuni Sharada, Rajan Velu and Sukania Venugopal

Musicians: Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda, Janakan Raj and Venkhatesh Sritharan

Costume and Cultural Advisor: Anandavalli

Set and Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper

Sound Designer and Composer: Stefan Gregory

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