The Bone Sparrow

Pilot Theatre & Derby Theatre
Plays and Drama , Derby Theatre Productions
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Saturday 19 March 2022

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.

Educational resources are available to accompany this production.

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

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted - Thursday 17 March, 6pm

Audio Described - Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.15pm)

Post Show Discussion

Thursday 17 March, after the 6pm performance

Friends Membership Deal

Discount: Friends get £5 off tickets on Tue 15 - Thu 17 March at 6pm only. Offer available on all seats.

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Prices from: £9 - £26

Concessions: £11 - £24 for under 26s, £7.50 for schools