The Bone Sparrow - Stage Version

The Bone Sparrow - Stage Version $16.99

Zana Fraillon, adapted by S. Shakthidharan

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast

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's ever known

Now his imagination is pushing at the limits of his world

One day, Jimmie appears on the other side of the fence, bringing 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

Together, Subhi and Jimmie must find a way to freedom, and they must be braver than they've ever been before ...

The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers, has been widely read and studied around the world since its publication in 2017

This enthralling stage adaptation by award-winning Australian playwright S. Shakthidharan was first produced on a UK tour in 2022 by Pilot Theatre with York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

Also included - a range of teaching materials and resources designed to help educators bring the play to life for their students

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