The Lovely Bones

Tue 25 Sep to Sat 6 Oct 2018


£36 - £10

The stage premiere of the world-famous novel

Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead.

Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a different life for herself. And her sister, Lindsay is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them…

Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this play about life after loss.

A Birmingham Repertory TheatreRoyal & Derngate, Northampton and Northern Stage co-production in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.


By Alice Sebold

Adapted by Bryony Lavery

Directed by Melly Still

Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Composer Dave Price

Casting Polly Jerrold