The Lovely Bones

dramaA Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Northern Stage and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production, in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse

Based on the book by Alice Sebold

Adapted by Bryony Lavery 
Directed by Melly Still

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 collaborates with director Melly Still (Coram Boy, National Theatre) on this unforgettable story about life after loss.


The Assistant Director position for The Lovely Bones is supported by  The JMK TrustLucy Bird is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and recipient of a JMK regional bursary funded by the Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Fund.

Touring to:

Everyman Liverpool
Tue 25 September to Sat 6 October 2018

Northern Stage
Tue 9 to Sat 20 October 2018

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Tue 30 October to Sat 10 November 2018

New Wolsey Theatre
Tue 13 to Sat 17 November 2018

Production Photography by Sheila Burnett

Sep 18
Sep 18
Venue: Royal
Age: Recommended for ages 11+, at parents' discretion. Contains themes of a violent and sexual nature.
Duration: 105 minutes with no interval
  • Audio Described
  • Captioned
  • Signed

Cast & Creative Team