Roaring Trade

by Steve Thompson

‘This is McSorley’s. Second largest bank in the square mile. Half our traders break the million pound barrier. Just how far are you prepared to go?’

Pressure is mounting on the bond traders’ floor. Millions stand to be lost or won. Jess is playing FTSE with the clients; PJ’s practising his poker face for bonus day – hoping it’ll be Barbados, not Bruges – and superstar trader Donny’s in danger of losing his crown to new boy Spoon. Could they be headed for more than a financial crisis?

A topical, fast-paced new play by Steve Thompson (Whipping It Up, Damages), Roaring Trade exposes just how far people go for the highest risk jobs in the City.

A Paines Plough and Soho Theatre production.


Creative Team


Steve Thompson


Roxana Silbert


Christian Roe

Andrew Scott

Jack O'Connor

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Nicholas Tennant