Fifth Word in association with Nottingham Playhouse present
'She doesn’t feel like my mum. She doesn’t do things mum’s do. She gets leathered and smacked up and tries to shag my mates.'
Nottingham - 1998. Heavy with the responsibility of caring for his broken mum and her baby and pining for a past of Panda Pops, eggy bread and Brian Clough, 19 year-old Mark knows he has to do something drastic. But will he make the chilling choice that will change things forever?
An achingly honest portrayal of a boy struggling to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him. Bones will break your heart, spit you out and then make you wonder why you cared in the first place.
NOMINATED FOR BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE 2011 – The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence
Age 14+ Contains strong language
‘One of the most gripping Solo Shows on the fringe’ The Stage
'very dark, deep and truthful...I found myself leaning forward, shocked and completely lost to the words and pains of Doherty’s Mark" A Younger Theatre
★★★★★‘Believable, powerful and quite genuinely heartbreaking’ Fest Magazine
★★★★★‘Storytelling to perfection... Left me agape in wide-eyed awe’ Three Weeks