A Feast of Bones
Theatre Lovett
9-15 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

The production asks its young audience to consider human behaviour in dark and chaotic times. Is revenge understandable or justifiable? There is much food for thought to be explored through Health and Well Being and Religious and Moral Education

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Religious and Moral Education highlights the importance of exploring and developing our own beliefs and values. The performance raises moral questions: Would our morals and values be tested in difficult times?

Health and Well Being: I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them

HWB 1-02a/1-02a/3-02A

Health and Well Being: I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending on what is happening in and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviours and the way others behave

HWB 2-04a/ HWB 3-04a

Class Stage
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Traverse Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Seating: Theatre seating
Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Monday 28 May 13:30
  • Monday 28 May 19:30
  • Tuesday 29 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 29 May 13:15

A deliciously dark retelling of Henny Penny, the classic tale of survival.

Under the twinkling lights of a charming French café a waitress sits polishing her knives. Set in the shadows of the First World War, one cunning customer is about to be served a meal he will never forget. At Le Monde Bouleversé revenge is a dish best served cold.

A Feast of Bones is a musical fable from Theatre Lovett featuring live music and an original score. The company takes their inspiration from the story of Henny Penny, paralleling this story of five birds who joyously march towards an unforeseen doom with the jingoistic march of Europe towards a ‘glorious’ war in 1914. 

“One of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today.”  The Irish Times

Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.

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