The Rose Tinted Festival kicks off with Sean Buckley’s devastating play Smithereens directed by Rose Bruford graduate Amanda Collins and co-produced by Paines Plough.
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 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.