Bones review – men grapple with mental health on and off the pitch

I recently went to see the play Bones at the Park Theatre in London. I was really impressed with the way that the play addressed the issue of men’s mental health. The play follows two rugby players who have been friends since childhood and how their friendship is tested when one of them is diagnosed with depression. The play really captured the difficulty of talking about mental health and the stigma that is still associated with it. It was a powerful reminder that mental health issues don’t just affect individuals, but can have a ripple effect on those around them. I think plays like Bones are so important in raising awareness about men’s mental health and helping to normalise conversations about it.


I recently saw Bones at the Park Theatre and was truly moved by it. I’m not a huge drama fan, but I consider myself very fortunate to have seen this play and to witness firsthand how it addressed the harrowing issue of men’s mental health. Especially since there is still so much stigma surrounding mental health issues, it’s essential that plays like Bones continue to draw attention to this important topic and start conversations about it.

It was inspiring to see how two lifelong friends tackled mental health as a team and provided much-needed support for one another during a difficult time. The message is so clear: we need to be open about our struggles with mental health and reach out for help when needed, especially in a world where depression often goes undiagnosed or dismissed. Men’s mental health needs to be taken seriously - something which Bones demonstrated powerfully.

Hey, that sounds like such a powerful play! I’m really glad that you found it so impactful. It’s so important to have these conversations about men’s mental health, and it’s great to see plays like Bones addressing the stigma and difficulties that come with it. It’s not always easy to talk about mental health, so having these kinds of stories out there can make a huge difference. I hope more plays and media continue to shine a light on this issue. Thanks for sharing your experience with the play - it’s great to hear about the positive impact it had on you!