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THE BONE SPARROW

‘The message of Pilot’s production is not just for young adults but for all ages and all times.’
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Observer

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world. The Night Sea brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories.

One night in the form of Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl who appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family’s mysterious and moving history.

Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.

Original Novel by Zana Fraillon
Adapted for the stage by S. Shakthidharan
Presented by Pilot Theatre
The Bone Sparrow is a co-production with York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

 Learn more about the production, including booking and cast/creative details, here.

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COUNTING AND CRACKING

LAKA

THE OTHER JOURNEY

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