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By Merlynn Tong

Thu 6 - Sat 15 Aug, 2020


Visy Theatre

Adult $45*
Concession $39*
Group 8+ $28*
Bundle Ticket (Horizon + Blue Bones) $74*

*plus transaction $6.90


90 mins


Blue Bones: By Merlynn Tong has been cancelled to meet the Federal Government’s directive on limiting non-essential mass gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Ticket buyers will be provided with a full refund.

  • If you purchased your tickets online, the card holder will receive an automatic refund within the next 15-20 working days.
  • If you purchased your tickets over the phone or counter at Brisbane Powerhouse, our friendly team will be in touch with you soon to organise a refund.

If you have any questions about your refund, please contact our Box Office on [email protected]

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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 the heat of bustling Singapore, Blue Bones is a one-woman show told with incredible honesty by Merlynn Tong.

Combining multiple characters, kung fu and arcade dance games, against a dynamic visual landscape, Blue Bones is a multi-lingual whirlwind of love and naivety, violence and courage, with the wreckage continuing to be felt across the years. Ultimately a story of strength and resilience, Blue Bones is an unflinching, honest and surprisingly heart-warming story about overcoming domestic violence.

Told in an original and innovative way by one of Australia’s most talented playwrights/performers, Blue Bones will enchant and disturb, and perhaps even wake the stories dormant in your bones.

Find out more about Horizon, Playlab’s other production at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2020 and buy tickets to both shows!

Ticket info

*For group bookings call Box Office on (07) 3358 8600
*Bundle ticket includes 2 shows (Horizon + Blue Bones)

PLEASE NOTE: A total lock out will be in effect for all performances of Blue Bones. Refunds will not be possible if you arrive after the start time.

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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.


  • 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.


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


  • ...the most humble, extraordinarily astonishing piece of theatre.



Playlab seeks to challenge perspectives of Australian Culture through Australian Theatre. Uniquely, Playlab does this through developing, publishing and producing new Australian Theatre with the playwright at the centre of the creative process.

Director/Dramaturg — Ian Lawson
Playwright/Performer — Merlynn Tong
Designer — Josh McIntosh
Video Designer — Nathan Sibthorpe
LX Designer — David Walters
Sound Designer — Guy Webster
Choreographer — Nerida Waters
Photo by — Dylan Evans 

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