Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Author(s): Olga Tokarczuk
Company: Complicite

Based on Nobel Prize winning author Olga Tokarczuk’s novel of the same name, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a new work for theatre conceived and directed by Simon McBurney.

In the depths of winter in a small community on a remote Polish mountainside near the Czech-Polish border, men from the local hunting club are dying in mysterious circumstances and Janina Duszejko—an eccentric 65-year-old local woman, ex-engineer, environmentalist, amateur astronomer and enthusiastic translator of William Blake—has her suspicions. She has been watching the animals with whom the community share their isolated, rural home, and she believes they are acting strangely…


Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Barbican Centre, London
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
The Lowry, Salford

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