The world première of The Lovely Bones is coming to the Birmingham Rep

Alice Sebold’s global best-selling book The Lovely Bones will be brought to life on stage at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this month.

One of the best-selling novels of the 21st century, The Lovely Bones captured the hearts of the nation when it was first published in 2002, and this beautiful new stage adaptation is doing the same to audiences across the country.

The Lovely Bones follows the story of Susie Salmon, a young girl like any other, who 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 watch from her high school-esque heaven as her family come to terms with her death.

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Credit : Sheila Burnett

Tragic and joyous in equal measure, this rich and spellbinding show has been adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery and directed by Melly Still, with Charlotte Beaumont (best known as Chloe Latimer in BBC’s Broadchurch) as Susie.

Already garnering fantastic reviews for its staging and storytelling, this is a beautiful and inventive play about life after loss. Don’t miss it.

There’s also a chance to meet author Alice Sebold in Birmingham too when she visits the UK for an In Conversation at The REP on November 1st.


The Lovely Bones plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 10 November. Click here for tickets.

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