Early 2018 and I’m resting up in the Boneyard with a broken leg and broken shoulder. Looking for creative things to do whilst the bony splitters slowly glue themselves back together I re-visited an old design from years ago – an Osteoscope – a device designed to send artistic probes deep into a broken bone… Well, we turned it on, cranked up the Ossilator, primed the mythic confungulator and fired a series of Ortho-Sonic probes into the fractures before they fully healed.
We have the audio readings in & are now in a position to reveal some of the results. Specialists we consulted likened the recordings to:
Roar! is a new show we’re developing, a light on it’s feet, fun and furious offshoot of Bone Yard Tales.
Roar is a promenade performance for urban spaces and festival sites about a 16ft scrap-yard beast and George, who is obsessed with dragons. Self-contained and battery powered, Roar features live music, performers, puppets and props, is for all ages and can take place day and night. Roar delights in stories of dragons and beasts, and includes songs, ballads, chases, encounters, diversions, dances, battles & bun fights.
Contact us for further information.
MintFest was the final outing for Bone Yard Tales this year. Now the Bone Yard must creak and groan its own dusty lullaby, fold into itself like a hibernating clock and settle into it’s barn for a Winter of rusty snoring, musty autumnal dreams and occasional scrapyard flatulence.
A hearty thank you to everybody involved – without you all it would not be possible.
We have our own specially unqualified Quack Doctor who will be checking up on the sleeping BoneYard during the winter months and will let us know when the first stirrings and rumblings start in the Spring.
Some great video footage of Bone Yard Tales at Stockton here:
Thanks to Milkmandavekennedy
We had a ball in a sun drenched Stockton last weekend, performing Bone Yard Tales for Stockton International Riverside Festival 2013. Loads of sun, lovely crowds, great organisation and the best festival catering ever – what more could you want?
Some feedback from our appearance at Greenwich & Docklands International Festival the other week:
A piece by writer and poet Lemn Sissay about the whole event:
And a gallery of great photos from photographer Fred Adams
Just got back from Greenwich and Docklands festival – our fourth outing for Bone Yard Tales so far. In summary – extreme luck with the weather, Old Royal Navy College backdrop, King Charles Lawn, beached whale, amazing smells from Greenwich Market, Premier Inn thumbs up, small pub meals thumbs down, new hire van practically loads & unloads itself, crinkly dried leaf confetti substitute result, new costume for Rag fits first time, lovely appreciative crowds, pints by the Thames, jobs a good un.