Press/reviews

From Nottingham to London, taking in 19 venues over four weeks, the Bones tour was a critical success. As well as featuring in Lyn Gardner’s top theatre tips in The Guardian, Bones received some excellent press and reviews. Here’s some of them:

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National

Bones will have the senses reeling, emotions struck numb. Its portrait of a teenage boy contemplating how best to kill a baby is as uncompromising a piece of theatre as this reviewer has seen.” Read more…
The Stage, Friday October 5

Bones is at times funny, brutal and scarily honest.” Read more…
British Theatre Guide, Friday October 5

Regional

“NOTTINGHAM play Bones is set in 1998. But it offers relevant comment on the riots of last year while being part of a heritage that includes Sillitoe’s own Arthur Seaton.” Read more…
Nottingham Evening Post, Friday September 28

“Upstairs at the Playhouse the recently named John Neville Room was packed for this one; and rightly so. But it makes a harrowing forty-five minutes.” Read more…
Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday September 29

“The script has flashes of brilliance, juxtaposing the vulnerable boy in need of a father figure to the furious adolescent.” Read more…
LeftLion magazine (Nottingham), Saturday September 29

“Upton’s characterisation shows us the individual behind the stereotype and helps us to understand why some young people get so angry.” Read more…
What’s on the Fringe, Wednesday October 3

“…this gripping and dark play had me mesmerised for the entire 45 minutes…” Read more…
Peterborough Telegraph, Friday October 19

“Jane Upton’s visceral, uncompromising debut…challenges not only its audience but society as a whole.” Read more…
Exeunt, Monday October 22

“Upton’s writing is genius, and Doherty’s execution is perfect as they present us with this intense, believable character of Mark: the product of dysfunction, poverty and depression.” Read more…
LSMedia, Sunday October 28

“Jane Upton… has mastered a sense of suspense in her storytelling and
utilizes incredible skill in combining street language with lyricism.” Read more…
Everything Theatre, Tuesday November 6

Blogs

“It is an intense hour.  Jane Upton’s script has an authenticity to it, a realism that is leavened with dark humour and flashes of humanity among the depravity and deprivation.” Read more…
Views from a Bum, http://bumonaseat.wordpress.com/, Saturday October 6

 

 

 

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