‘Over-clothes strokage, under-clothes gropage: a breathless undressing.’


These three striking monologues are a portrait of a town in the shadow of The Bonelands, a filthy abattoir in which men are driven by bestial urges and women are meant for sex and housekeeping. It is a desolate outpost of the present day, a community which the only civilizing attribute is the compulsion to tell a good story.

Olive is unhappily married –  a serial slag involved with most of the men in town, including the local pimp, the legendary Inchy Bassey. Tilly is a prostitute envious of Olive’s intimacy with him. Alison is the mother of a brain-damaged child and the wife of one of the many men Olive sleeps with.

In a town that has lost its moral compass, under the watch of thyroid man and his three-eyed dog, three women scrap and scramble through a bloody twenty-four hours of retaliation, reunion and atonement.

Mark O’Rowe, the writer of the multi-award winning play Howie the Rookie and the film Intermission. From the Sydney Theatre Award winning team that brought you My Name Is Rachel CorrieThe Age of Consent and Bliss.

Presented by Bareboards Productions and Griffin Independent

Cast & Creatives

DirectorShannon Murphy
Producer Ben Jobberns (Bareboards Productions)
Designer Rita Carmody
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound Designer Stefan Gregory Fight
Choreographer Scott Witt
With Eliza Logan, Sarah Snook & Georgina Symes

Performance Times

Preview 6  January

Season 7 – 30 January
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 30 January 2pm

1 hour with no interval


‘A modern Jacobean revenge tragedy that bleeds poetry and violence.’ The Guardian