Venue: The Albany Theatre Studio , ticketed

Time: Thursday 4pm, Friday 1pm & 3pm, Saturday 3pm & 6pm

Age Range: Suitable for age 9+


SMASHfestUK: Premiere of a new play by Rebecca Manley


Rory doesn’t like doing what is expected of her. When she’s told science is for boys and people like her don’t go to university something explodes quietly inside her and she is determined to prove everyone wrong. But she is stopped in her tracks when she hears of an eruption elsewhere, on the surface of the sun. And Rory knows more than most 17 year olds what this might mean for Deptford and way way beyond.


A cast of young local actors bring to life this new play that asks what might happen if a solar storm hits the earth. Expect playful and wholly subjective musings on astrophysics, the Matilda effect and rubber chickens.


Children must be supervised by parents/carers at all times.