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The Bone Sparrow

7 - 23 April
2pm, 7pm

About the show

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world.

The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night. Jimmie, a scruffy, impatient girl appears from the other side of the wires, and brings a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it, she relies on Subhi to unravel her own family’s love songs and tragedies.

Subhi and Jimmie might both find a way to freedom, as their tales unfold. But not until each of them has been braver than ever before.

Pilot Theatre won Excellence in Touring at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards. The Bone Sparrow follows the critically acclaimed adaptations of Noughts & Crosses and Crongton Knights.

Co-produced by York Theatre Royal, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and Derby Theatre.

Original novel by Zana Fraillon
Adapted by award winning playwright S. Shakthidharan

Suitable for ages 11+


> £16 General Admission 

> £12 Under 26s and Over 65s

>£9 Peckham Local Tickets
For residents of the following estates close to Theatre Peckham: Aylesbury, Pelican, Sceaux Gardens, Southampton Way, Yellow Brick.

>£9 Access Tickets
For disabled people and their carers.

>£10.50 Schools and Groups
1 free teacher for every 10 students. Groups 10+. Please contact to make a group booking.

KS3 English Resource Pack
This resource pack is aimed at educators who are teaching The Bone Sparrow novel by Zana Fraillon within KS3 English and PSHE curricula. From March 2022, there will also be a resource pack for Drama and Theatre studies, which focuses on the stage production and adaptation of The Bone Sparrow, and coincides with the touring dates.

Post Show Discussion
Thursday 21 April, after the 7pm performance.