The Bone Sparrow - Stage Version
Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
Subhi is a refugee
Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he's ever known
Now his imagination is pushing at the limits of his world
One day, Jimmie appears on the other side of the fence, bringing a notebook written by the mother she lost
Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family's mysterious and moving history
Together, Subhi and Jimmie must find a way to freedom, and they must be braver than they've ever been before ...
The Bone Sparrow, Zana Fraillon's powerful and deeply moving novel about the displacement and treatment of refugees and sanctuary seekers, has been widely read and studied around the world since its publication in 2017
This enthralling stage adaptation by award-winning Australian playwright S. Shakthidharan was first produced on a UK tour in 2022 by Pilot Theatre with York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Also included - a range of teaching materials and resources designed to help educators bring the play to life for their students
Amnesty CILIP Honour Award