Close to the bone

Close to the Bone

• Play with songs

• 12 Female • 4 Male (possible doubling)

Naomi is an aboriginal woman single handedly raising her family on a Mission on the outskirts of a country town. Her bushman brother Robbie occasionally drops in to keep an eye on her. Naomi’s refusal to adopt her baby Rose out to a wealthy farming family has dire consequences.Twenty years later Robbie runs into Rose in Redfern and sets her on the path of discovering her Aboriginality. This is an uplifting story of survival infused with the humour that has enabled indigenous Australians to cope with incredible adversity. It was developed with students at the EORA Centre for Visual and Performing Arts.

Publication: Currency Press


• Eora Centre Redfern

• Adelaide Fringe Festival

• Q Theatre Penrith

This play presents the issue of the Stolen Generations with an authentic Aboriginal voice

Linda Burney, Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services