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Tambo & Bones

Tambo & Bones are trapped in a minstrel show. It's mad hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get bank, get even.

So, accept our invitation, if you will, to step from the heart of the crumbling Empire into an America at the epicentre of the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Part distorted clown-show, part spectacular hip-hop concert, part absurdist Afro-futuristic lecture (with robots!), TAMBO & BONES interrogates the commodification and commercialisation of Black pain in a satirical roller coaster of a show.

Praise for the 2022 Playwrights Horizons production:

“Brilliant!” New York Magazine

“A shape-shifting production that makes you second-guess everything you do in a theatre.” Theatermania

Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East and Actors Touring Company.

Important Information

Contains sounds of gunfire, violence, strong language, repeated use of a racial slur, references to genocide and discusses themes some may find upsetting relating to race. Suitable for ages 14+.

Access Performances

Socially Distanced & Masked: Sat 24 Jun, 2.30pm

Relaxed Environment (what's this?): Sat 01 Jul 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted: Thu 06 Jul, 7.30pm

Captioned: Fri 07 Jul, 7.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 08 Jul, 2.30pm

Age Restrictions


Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 15th July 2023.

Show times for each day are below.















Theatre Royal Stratford East Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N8, N86

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Central Line, Jubilee Line

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Stratford Station

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Theatre Royal Stratford East Location

Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN
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Tambo & Bones

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

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