Acclaimed drama Bones comes to The Cube

editorial image

Following a sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, Nottingham playwright Jane Upton’s acclaimed drama Bones comes to The Core at Corby Cube tomorrow.

The action is set in Nottingham, in 1998.

Mark, aged 19, is living a life he never signed up for. Weighed down by the responsibility of caring for his mum and her baby and pining for a past of Panda Pops, eggy bread and Brian Clough, Mark knows he has to do something drastic to change things forever. But how far will he go?

Bones is the first touring production by the award-winning theatre company Fifth Word, in association with Nottingham Playhouse.

The play’s Edinburgh run in the summer of 2011 coincided with the riots that swept the country, including Nottingham.

It is believed that the carnage and vandalism which swept Britain at that time has a great deal of resonance with this play, despite it being set in the 1990s and in a different political setting.

Though set over a decade earlier, Bones is a thought-provoking production which raises many of the social issues discussed following the riots.

Joe Doherty reprises the role of Mark, which saw him nominated for Best Solo Performance at Edinburgh by The Stage. His film credits include Weekend and a role alongside Robert Carlyle in Summer.

Bones has been praised as “believable, powerful and quite genuinely heartbreaking.”

To book tickets, call the ticket line on 01536 470470 or visit

Tickets cost £10 (£8 for concessions) and the show starts at 7.45pm in The Lab. Due to strong language, the play is recommended for ages 14 and above.