'White people in their big shiny cars drive many kilometres with their sickness which I heal; sickness of the mind, body and of the soul. I charge a bit more for the soul'. At night, a young black boy is 'questioned' by a white South African policeman...36 years later, when the truth is dug up, a tortured Jennifer watches over her dying husband. But does her maid Beauty have the power to 'save' him, and is the price of remembering a dreadful secret one that Jennifer is prepared to pay? Bones is a ruthless excavation of South Africa in 2005, and in an age of threats, retribution and bloody revenge, it is an anthem for hope. It is a production directed by Adshead opens at the Bush Theatre in October 2006.
Kay Adshead's previous plays include the internationally acclaimed Fringe First Winner The Bogus Woman, and Bites, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Both are published by Oberon.