BONES

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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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Direction
Lighting
Sound Designer

Cast

Pauline Moran

Actor

Sarah Niles
Sarah Niles plays Enid. She last appeared at the Bush Theatre in The Interrogation of Sandra Bland as part of Black Lives, Black Words. Her theatre credits include: BThe Sewing GroupFather Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Truth & Reconciliation (Royal Court), Boy (Almeida Theatre), The Crucible (Old Vic), Anthony & Cleopatra (The RSC/Off Broadway), TableMrs Affleck (National Theatre), A Question of Freedom (Feelgood), The Long Road (Curve, Leicester), The Quiet Little Englishman (Zho Visual), Play Size (ATC/Young Vic), Bones (Bush Theatre), The Bogus WomanThe Lion the Witch & the WardrobeTo Kill a Mockingbird (Haymarket, Leicester), Entarete Musik (Amazonia Theatre Company), Lowdown High Notes (Red Ladder), Black Love (Black Arts Development Project), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Manchester Library). Television credits include: Moving On (BBC), Marley’s Ghosts (UKTV), Lucky Man (Sky), Don’t Take My Baby (BBC), Catastrophe (Channel 4), Spotless (Netflix), Death in Paradise (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Being Human (BBC), Thorne: Sleepyhead (Sky), Beautiful People (BBC), Mister Eleven (ITV), Doctor Who (BBC), A Touch of Frost (ITV). Film credits include: StillAustenlandCuban FuryNow Is Good, London BoulevardGames Men PlayHappy-Go-Lucky.

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