“ANNOUNCEMENT: Take your belongings with you when you leave this life, unattended luggage will be removed or destroyed. The next station is: Telling your manager you need a pay rise!”


You are dancing around in a metal tin that’s moving through space. You’re surrounded by people who are on the same journey. Together, wondering, ‘is this how it’s supposed to be?

This is a play about the tube. The tube and you. And everyone who’s sitting next to you. It’s a party. It’s a sad song. It’s a universe. Now’s your chance to tap in.

Please mind the closing doors.


If the tube is a metaphor for the way in which we journey through our lives, blindly, robotically, and rushed, there is space for a shift in perspective. The human race is not one to be won. There is no need to push people out the way to get on or off first. Sardines explores to what extent we can replace commuting with community. Ultimately, we’re learning our way around the underground workings of being human. It’s a map we’re all trying to navigate.

Theatre Company Reviews:

Praise for Rumble Theatre's debut London show, 'Fishbowl':

"I wasn’t expecting the show to make you think about so many things in life. As the show appeared so much like a casual conversation it made it more relatable and made you reevaluate things in your own life as you were watching it. A thought-provoking, clever, unique piece of theatre." (4/5 stars, ThespiansBlog)

Praise for Rumble Theatre's Ed Fringe show 2017, 'Sign of the Times':

"Anyone who has ever been in the minority, whether that’s through gender, race, or a disability, will instantly connect with this show." (4/5 stars, Fringe Guru)

This is an utterly charming story about communication and the many ways you can make yourself heard." (4/5 stars, ThreeWeeks)

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 55 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • None



  • Tue 26th Jun 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 27th Jun 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 28th Jun 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 29th Jun 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 30th Jun 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Tue 3rd Jul 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 4th Jul 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 5th Jul 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 6th Jul 2018 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 7th Jul 2018 - 7:30 pm

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