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Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong

sub1 THEMES:Domestic Violence, Relationships, Self Empowerment


LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 1 - 2 Cast Members
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Merlynn Tong
$ 23.95
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(Blue Bones was first produced by Playlab New-writing theatre, premiering at the Brisbane Powerhouse on the 5th of May 2017.)

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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.

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"Merlynn Tong, along with director Ian Lawson, has created a very special, outstanding theatrical work… original, idiosyncratic and ultimately uplifting. Indeed, this is an absorbing show that needs to be seen by as many young women (and men) as possible in reminder that whatever its shade, no bruise is okay." - Blue Curtains Brisbane

"Huge Congratulations to Merlynn Tong, Ian Lawson and the whole team at Playlab for a sensational opening of Blue Bones at the Powerhouse last night. I think it is one of the most important productions to hit the town in recent times, for all sorts of reasons." - Stephen Carleton

"Thank you, Merlynn Tong, for your heart and bravery, beauty and breath." - Todd Macdonald

ISBN: 978 1 925338 41 6

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