Welcome to The Foul Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart...
Welcome to The Foul Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart...

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.

Some photos:

Photo of Rag, character in Bone Yard Tales
And another thing, I want a classical backdrop in every gig from now on…

Photo of scene from Bone Yard Tales with performers on moving towers
The Bone Yard Ark sets sail…

Photo of the beast attacking rag and bone in Bone Yard Tales
The Beast of the Bone Yard attacks

Bone Yard Tales has made it’s first 2 outings in public.Here’s some photos from our first shows at Brighton Festival on 11th/12th May.

Photo of Bone, lead performer in Boneyard Tales
Bone tells another tall story

Photo of Rag, lead performer in Boneyard tales
Rag, peering out from her tower.Will that Bone ever shut up?

Photo of towers in Boneyard Tales
The Bone Yard towers come to life.

Bone Yard Tales hits the road soon. Here are our show dates, we hope to see you somewhere…

May 11th and 12thBrighton Festival

Trafalgar Arches:  1.00pm and 7.00pm


May 18th and 19th  – Norwich and Norfolk Festival

Chapelfield Gardens : 1.00pm and 4.00pm


May 25thSalisbury International Festival

Cathedral Close – 2.30pm and 6.30pm


June 22nd and 23rd –  Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

King Charles Lawn, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich – Saturday 3.40pm and 6.40pm / Sunday 2.15pm and 4.30pm


July 5thWinchester Hat Fair


August 2nd  and 3rdStockton International Riverside Festival


August 31st and Sept 1st   Mintfest, Kendal


Without Walls Consortium 2013 Programme

We’re in the midst of creating our new show, the Without Walls comission Bone Yard Tales – here’s a sneaky peak into the chaos of the build. In order to create the ‘Bone Yard’ we’ve had to indulge all our latent scrap collecting, hoarding and scavenging tendencies, and let loose our inner Wombles. Here’s the evidence…

photo of Bone Yard Tales mobile tower under construction
Bone Yard Tales tower the first

Photo of materials being used to make the Bone Yard Tales set
Piles of Stuff awaiting transformation…

Photo of materials in the Rag and Bone workshop
More piles of Stuff in the Rag n Bone workshop

Photo of materials in the Rag and Bone Workshop
and yet more Stuff…

Welcome to the shiny new website for Rag and Bone. Well, actually, like us it’s not so shiny and new at all – I’m sure you’ll find plenty of agreeably worn and threadbare items here…

Our new show, Bone Yard Tales is currently being hammered into shape. A Without Walls commission Bone Yard Tales revels in the delight of transformation. The show setting is the Boneyard, a world that could be a scrap heap, or a graveyard, or your back yard: Somewhere or Nowhere, a place constantly changing and growing.

Boneyard Tales starts a spring/summer tour of the UK in May. We’ll be posting times, dates and locations up here very soon….

We’ll also be posting updates, information, news, photos, videos, sounds, (and, if we can get the new Boneyard plugin working, some authentic Rag n Bone smells) here as irregularily as we can.