The Lovely Bones

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 4m

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £85 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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 unforgettable play about life after loss.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes


“...a mesmerising spectacle.” – The Guardian

“...fascinating and hugely poignant production.” – BroadwayWorld

“...tender, funny and tragic exploration of both coming-of-age and the grief that it will never quite happen.” – BroadwayWorld

“...a joyous, heartwrenching celebration of humanity, with humour and tragedy nestled side by side.” – WhatsOnStage



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Bryony Lavery

Her play Frozen won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, was produced at Birmingham Rep, then the National Theatre, then on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony Awards. Stockholm, for Frantic Assembly, won the Wolff-Whiting Award for ...
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Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of The Lovely Bones(now a major motion picture) and Lucky, both of which were #1 New York Times bestsellers. In 2008 her novel The Almost Moonwas published. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Sebold grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and at ...
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