The Lovely Bones - Birmingham Rep
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The REP brings the best-selling novel to the stage for the very first time. 
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, Lindsey 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.
Please note this performance contains adult themes.


Director Melly Still
Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita
Composer Dave Price
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Sound Designer Helen Skiera
Movement Director Mike Ashcroft
Assistant Director Lucy Bird
The Assistant Director position for The Lovely Bones is supported by The JMK Trust. Lucy Bird is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and recipient of a JMK regional bursary funded by the Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Fund. 


A quirky, powerful and thought-provoking performance

Birmingham Mail / Birmingham Live

Outstanding and unmissable!

The Reviews Hub


Daily Mail

A mesmerising, moving and truthful tale

The Telegraph

Riveting ... Charlotte Beaumont is fantastic as Susie

The Times

A mesmerising spectacle

The Guardian

A theatrical triumph too, not least thanks to a remarkable set by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita


Nothing short of a masterpiece

Stage Review

A joyous, tragic celebration of humanity, with humour and tragedy nestled side by side

Whats On Stage

Company & Creatives


Len Fenerman / Samuel / Music Captain
Abigail Salmon
Ruana Singh / Franny
Lynn / Mrs Flanagan / Cop
Ruth Connors / Buckley Salmon
Mr Harvey
Ray Singh / Principal Caden
Jack Salmon
Lindsey Salmon
Ticket Information

From £15
Preview (30 Oct) and weekday matinees (1 & 8 Nov) from £10
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges
Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Running Time
1 hour 40 minutes with no interval

Please note the performance contains some strobe lighting.

Discuss The Show
Post-Show Discussion 7 November
Further Information
Access Performances
BSL 8 November 7.30pm
Audio Description 9 November
All performances will be captioned

Post-Show Discussion 7 November
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