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BLUE BONES by Merlynn Tong

A Playlab Theatre Production

Wed 18 - Sat 28 Aug, 2021


Underground Theatre

Adult $45
Preview $39
Concession $39


90 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 15+
Contains strobe, coarse language, adult themes and trigger warning


Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong has been cancelled due to Government restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • 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.

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Playlab Theatre’s multi-award winning production, Blue Bones returns for another season this August.

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 games; Blue Bones is a whirlwind of love and naivety, violence and courage, with the wreckage felt across the years.

Against the backdrop of Singapore with all its beauty, rigidity, and chaos, Blue Bones will enchant, disturb, and perhaps even wake the stories in your bones.


Buy a Playlab Theatre ticket bundle to see both Blue Bones and Horizon at Brisbane Powerhouse to receive a special 10% discount plus a bonus copy of one of the plays. Call Box Office on 07 3358 8600 to take up this offer.

Please note there is a lockout for this event so we encourage you to arrive in time for the show.

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.


Playlab Theatre seeks to challenge perspectives of Australian Culture through Australian Theatre. Uniquely, Playlab Theatre 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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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.



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