The Lovely Bones

  • Main Auditorium
  • 22 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
★★★★½ 'A sublime story' Dress Circle Antics
★★★★ 'This production is drama at its best... a first-class piece of dramatic theatre' North West End
★★★★ 'It sets the bar of recent novel to stage adaptations ever higher' The Reviews Hub


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…

A unique coming-of-age tale, Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss, directed by Rose Associate Artist Melly Still (Captain Corelli's Mandolin, My Brilliant Friend).

Rehearsal photos by Graeme Braidwood
Production photos by Pamela Raith

Event Details

Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: 2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)