By Kay Adshead Tue 17 Oct - Sat 4 Nov, 2006

At night, a young black boy is 'questioned' by a white South African
policeman. A terrible incident and the truth is buried. 36 years later,
when the truth is dug up, a tortured Jennifer watches over her dying
husband. But does her maid Beauty have the power to 'save' him, and is the price of remembering a dreadful secret one that Jennifer is
prepared to pay?

BONES is a ruthless excavation of South Africa in 2005, and in an age of threats, retribution and bloody revenge, it is an anthem for hope.

Kay Adshead's previous plays at the Bush Theatre include the internationally acclaimed Fringe First Winner THE BOGUS WOMAN, and BITES, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Award.


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'Adshead's play ruthlessly disinters the past, but it also hints at a redemptive future for South Africa...The two actors capture this change superbly. '

The Stage


Direction - Kay Adshead
Lighting Design - Lizzie Powell
Sound Design - Sarah Weltman


cast includes

Pauline Moran
Sarah Niles