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Theatre

Blue Bones

by Merlynn Tong

Presented by Playlab in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years ago 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 heat of bustling Singapore, Blue Bones is a one-woman show told with incredible honesty by Merlynn Tong. Combining multiple characters, song and arcade 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.

Blue Bones is proudly supported by Catalyst, Australian Arts and Culture Fund; Creative Sparks, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council; and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Please be advised that this show has a lockout time of 7.30pm.

Reviews

Tong is brilliant and effortless as she tells her story…It is clear that Merlynn Tong is becoming a very talented icon in Brisbane's artistic community.

Artshub.com.au

Merlynn is a vital and unique performer - an emerging talent to watch.

La Boite Theatre

The most humble, extraordinarily astonishing piece of theatre.

AussieTheatre.com

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Playwright Merlynn Tong
Performer Merlynn Tong
Director Ian Lawson
Lighting Design David Walters
Sound Design Guy Webster
Video Design Nathan Sibthorpe
Choreographer Nerida Waters

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Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
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Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

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