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By Jane Upton.
Nottingham, 1998: 19-year-old Mark is living a life he never signed up to. Caring for his drug-addict mum and her baby, Mark knows he has to make a choice that could change things forever. But how far will he go?
The story of a boy trying to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him, Bones will chew you up, spit you out, then make you wonder why you cared in the first place.

First produced in Derby by Fifth Word in 2010, Bones went on to receive five-star reviews at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and to tour nationally in 2012, taking in 19 venues across the UK.
A poignant monologue full of emotionally-charged passages, Bones is an excellent audition piece and especially suitable for students undertaking their AS-level practical examination.

“Jane Upton’s taut, compelling monologue is a harrowing but sympathetic portrait of a damaged young man…” The Stage
“Bones is ultimately an intense, unsettling and very rewarding piece.” The List