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By - Tanika Gupta

Directors - Martin Wylde and Diane Alison-Mitchell
Designer - Sammy Dowson
Lighting Designer - Sam Waddington 
Sound Designer - Will Thompson
Production Manager - Andy Shewan 
Fight Director - Bethan Clark 
Accent/Dialect - Morwenna Rowe
Stage Manager - Adam Burns
Deputy Stage Manager - Patricia Swales
MA Acting Contemporary Course Leader - Sarah Davey-Hull

Creative & Production Teams

Costume Supervisor - Alison Cartledge
Costume Maker - Lynn Clarke Ahrens
Dresser - Libby Ryder
Lighting Operator - Alex Walton
Scenic Artists - Philip Douglas & Zowie Wise
Scenic Construction & Fit-Up - George Squires 
Fit-Up Crew - Oliver Chapman, Dan Heyward, Jor Miri, Lee Silcocl & Alan Smith

Performed by MA Acting- Contemporary

This play was commissioned for MA Acting Contemporary.  


The idea behind this play comes from the recent exposure by local historian Catherine Cortess of the discovery of babies bones and skeletons found in the grounds of a mother and baby home in Tuam – County Galway – Ireland. The home was built on the grounds of an old workhouse and ran from 1921-1961. My play is loosely  based on these recent and historical events but is not a docu-drama of Tuam’s buried babies, though it draws inspiration from the story. Told through the eyes of Grace and her grandchildren, ‘Bones’ is a play about loss, the punishment of unmarried mothers and the legacy of demonisation of women by Church and State, where the human and reproductive rights of women are undermined.

Tanika Gupta, May 2019 

** There will be scenes that some people may find upsetting.


Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 July, 7:00pm

Friday 26 - Saturday 27 July, 2:00pm

Location: The Courtyard Theatre, Central.

Other information

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.



Booking: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk
020 7722 8183

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

24 Jul 2019 - 7:00pm to 27 Jul 2019 - 7:00pm