by Sean Buckley

It was rammed. Saturday afternoon. Everyone heading uptown. Hot like nothing. And then having this on top.

Ryan encounters Mike on the 11.57 train to Victoria. Tempers ignite, violence explodes and both their worlds are smashed apart.

The debris is scattered down through the following weeks, months, years… and one of them is still trying to fathom why he did what he did on that long gone summer’s day.

SMITHEREENS traces one moment and its aftershocks that ripple and affect many more.

A bruising, moving, kaleidoscopic journey taking you to places where you never thought you’d end up.

SMITHEREENS is a co-production between Paines Plough and Rose Bruford College, performed by Third Year Graduate Acting students and directed by recent Rose Bruford graduate Amanda Collins.

A Paines Plough, Soho Theatre and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance Production.


Creative Team


Sean Buckley


Amanda Collins


Naomi Hodgson


Nathan Long


Ollie Brennan


Danielle Binns

Adam Patrick Boakes

Adam Coutts

Megan Leigh Mason

Natalia Mednick

Dominic Myerscough

Claire Petzal

Edmund Sage-Green

Daniel Tiplady

Tom Wilson