Produced by Eggs Collective, Commissioned by BBC Arts

(3 part mini-series, BBC Arts, Online)

Produced & Directed by: Rebecca Rycroft.  

Executive Produced by: Lamia Dabboussey & Eggs Collective

Created, written by & Starring - Sara Cocker, Lowri Evans and Léonie Higgins.  


Mr Benn meets Endgame (Beckett, not Avengers). An offbeat take on the legendary shops featured in decades of TV comedies. 

Has the apocalypse happened? Very possibly, but inside Eggs Collective's shop routine reigns and it’s pretty much business as usual. Except for the fact that there aren’t any customers and the staff never leave.

Broadcast in 2019 and made in Manchester (written in the beloved Star & Garter and filmed in an empty shop on Tib Street), Smile Love It Might Never Happen was made by a crew that was 66% female.

**Nominated Royal Television Society NW - Best Comedy Programme 2019

**Nominated for inspiring innovation - Manchester Culture Awards 2019 

For more information on the Manchester based group

Eggs Collective, please click here.

Press for Eggs Collective:

"Salty work at the boundaries of theater and cabaret, often offering sly satire under a veil of sweetness”

The New York Times

"Three women with hyperactive imaginations"

The Observer


"Dirty girls abusing hairspray"

Caitlin Moran


 "High spirits mixed with lethal honesty"

The Guardian