‘I saw my insides today. I found Tom, my first love, in my bones.’
When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years etched into her bones, she begins a turbulent journey to unpack her past and discover how he got under her skin.
Based on the true story of two teenagers' romance as it blossoms then warps in the heat of bustling Singapore, Blue Bones is a one-woman show told with incredible honesty by Merlynn Tong. With multiple characters, song and arcade dance games, Blue Bones is a whirlwind of love and sex, violence and courage, with the wreckage continuing to be felt across the years.
Against the backdrop of Singapore with all its beauty, rigidity and insistent chaos, Blue Bones will enchant and disturb, and perhaps even wake the stories dormant in your bones.
"Tong is brilliant and effortless as she tells her story...It is clear that Merlynn Tong is becoming a very talented icon in Brisbane's Artistic community." - Artshub
"Merlynn is a vital and unique performer - an emerging talent to watch". - La Boite Theatre
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"...the most humble, extraordinarily astonishing piece of theatre". - Aussie Theatre
Playwright/Performer - Merlynn Tong
Director/ Dramaturg - Ian Lawson
Lighting Design - David Walters
Sound Design - Guy Webster
Video Design - Nathan Sibthorpe
Choreographer - Neridah Waters
Blue Bones is proudly supported by | Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund | Creative Sparks - a joint initative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Blue Bones was initially identified and developed through the Lotus Playwriting Project, an initiative of Playwriting Australia and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance. This program is proudly supported by the Girgensohn Foundation.