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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Like a Fishbone
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'A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial to the victims.

'On the eve of the presentation of the memorial to the public, a blind woman comes out of the rain and into the architect's studio. She is the mother of one of the victims and she demands to be heard. Over the next hour the two women do battle over what it means to memorialise the dead, what it means to be a mother and what it means to believe.

'Like A Fishbone is both a psychological thriller and a haunting puzzle about faith, compassion and the danger of telling the truth.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Anthony Weigh's title 'Like a Fishbone' is drawn from the Robert Lowell poem 'For the Union Dead'. The poem includes the lines 'Their monument sticks like a fishbone / in the city's throat'.

Production Details

  • First produced at the Bush Theatre, London, United Kingdom, 7 June - 10 July, 2010. Directed by Josie Rourke.

    First produced in Australia at the Wharf 1 Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, by Griffin Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company, 16 July - 7 August, 2010. Directed by Tim Maddock.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2010 .
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      Extent: 48p.
      Description: ports
      ISBN: 9780868198729 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 July 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Grief and Ambition Collide in a Thought-Provoking Piece Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Untitled Michael Billington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 15 June 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Fits the Role Louise Schwartzkoff , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 July 2010; (p. 8)
Untitled Michael Billington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 15 June 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Grief and Ambition Collide in a Thought-Provoking Piece Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 July 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Like a Fishbone Anthony Weigh , 2010 single work drama
Fits the Role Louise Schwartzkoff , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 July 2010; (p. 8)
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