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Flesh & Bone

The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award '17 and Unpolished Theatre in assoc. with The Pleasance Theatre Trust present


About the show

In an East London Tower block, five characters - Granddad, Jamal, Kel, Terry, and Reiss - open the doors into their lives, connected by blood, love, illicit substances, anger, and a whole lot of heart.

In this gritty, darkly funny, in-your-face production, language is king - Londoner street talk, cockney slang, and Shakespearean poetry are brought together to explore London's working-class population. Strap yourself in, because with Flesh & Bone you're in for a wild ride.

Unpolished Theatre's new production was a smash-hit at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, and receiving over ten four and five star reviews from Edinburgh's critics. Written by Elliot Warren, this fast-paced, visceral play will challenge, excite, and move you.

Praise for 'Flesh & Bone'

"Flesh & Bone "explodes on to the stage as if Shakespeare was alive and well and living in a tower block in East London." - The Scotsman

"A visceral high-octane production." - British Theatre Guide

"Unpolished Theatre’s lyrical ode to the community of a London council estate is blunt, filthy and ingenious." - FEST Magazine

"As rollickingly funny as it is punchily poignant." - The Stage

"[During Flesh and Bone] it’s impossible not to pay attention and be bowled over by the sheer magnitude of the talent that emanates from the stage." - Miro Magazine

★★★★★ - The Scotsman

★★★★★ - British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ - Ed Fringe Review

★★★★ - FEST Magazine

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide


Writer: Elliot Warren

Director: Olivia Brady, Elliot Warren

Terrence: Elliot Warren

Kelly: Olivia Brady

Jamal: Alessandro Babalola

Reiss: Michael Jinks

Grandad: Nick T Frost


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Origin: UK

Ratings: PG

Length: 70 minutes

Season: 2018

13-14 Feb at 7:30pm
14 Feb at 2pm
15-18, 21-25, 28 Feb, 1 Mar at 7:30pm
20, 27 Feb at 7:30pm
24 Feb, 3, 10, 17 Mar at 1:30pm
2-3, 7-10, 14-18 Mar at 9pm
4 Mar at 6pm
6, 13 Mar at 9pm
8, 14-15 Mar at 11:30am


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00
Preview: $18.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres

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