Fifty-five year old Elaine is wondering what the point is to life now that her kids have left home. Her friend Dora has taken up flamenco dancing...

In this one hour play four women confront the realities of the next period of their lives with humour and sensitivity.

Blood and Bone was performed at La Mama Theatre and The Royal Women’s Hospital and had three separate tours of Victoria and South Australia, including a performance at the 5th National Rural Health Conference in Adelaide. This play was funded variously by VicHealth, the Besen Foundation, Arts Victoria, The Jean Hailes Foundation, Helga’s bread and the Australia Council.

"Blood and Bone uses humour, movement, music and poetry to examine the gains and losses of women in mid-life. 'Hosking has just proved that thousands want to know about secret women's business."
- Alison Barclay, Herald-Sun, May 1998

  • comedy drama
  • 55
  • 4 total
  • 4 female identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: God doesn't make rejects. Thats what i told myself when things got black. God doesn't make rejects. I was brought up religious and I know there's a heaven. I'll go up and join my poor old dad there one day. Sometime's though, I think I've been to hell already. Made it back by the skin of my teeth, but I made it

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