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Blue Bones

A PLAYLAB PRODUCTION

‘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 vibrant, uplifting 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 naivety, violence and courage.

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.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts

Reviews

“The most humble, extraordinarily astonishing piece of theatre.” Aussie Theatre

“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

Winner, 2017 Matilda Awards 

  • Best Mainstage Production
  • The Lord Mayor’s Award for Best New Australian Work
  • Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Director
  • Best Lighting Design
  • Best Audio Visual Design

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All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

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