A Play With Many Layers (And Many Lives)
"moving, thought-provoking and funny"
"so poignant "
An intimate and compelling drama set in real time on the sands of Morecambe Bay.
A Polish mother and her teenage daughter fight over a shameful family secret on the perilous sands. Can they confront the truth before the tide cuts them off? A play about heritage, slippery memories and the secrets we keep to survive,
Bones explores how it feels to be a migrant and the emotional impact on the generations that follow.
Developed with The Royal Court Northern Writers Programme in partnership with Northern Stage, Newcastle, Bones was adapted for radio and commisioned by BBC Radio 4. It was recorded and edited during lockdown.
Directed by Nadia Molinari
And Then Came The Film!
The broadcast will be accompanied by a specially commissioned film for BBC Contains Strong Language Festival in Cumbria.
Artist Hannah Fox and film-maker, RIchard Berry, both from Cumbria, were commissioned to create a dreamy, visual accompaniment to the audio drama as part of the festival. Close up movement from local actress, Mathilda Kenny, provides the human detail that combines with sweeping drone footage of the epic bay, a landscape animated by wind, light and tide.
Hannah Fox is a Visual Artist, Film maker and Performer who works in public spaces both indoors and out. For 30 years she has created images, installations and performances worldwide.
Richard Berry is a filmmaker and photographer based in the English Lake District, creating films that showcase the best of a business, images of places that people hold dear, media to flaunt an amazing new product, coverage of incredible events or simply tell a story that is begging to be told.
Photograph by Steve Barber
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