Cast & creative team announced for the world premiere of ‘The Lovely Bones’

Co-producers Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and Northern Stage, in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, have announced the full cast and creative team for the anticipated world premiere stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s global bestselling novel, The Lovely Bones, which opens at Royal & Derngate on 1 September 2018.

Adapted by Bryony Lavery and directed by Melly Still, the production will then transfer to partner theatres Everyman Liverpool, Northern Stage, Newcastle and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, followed by a tour to the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.

The 10-strong ensemble cast will be led by Charlotte Beaumont as Susie Salmon, Jack Sandle as Jack Salmon and Emily Bevan as Abigail Salmon, alongside Ayoola Smart as sister Lindsay and Kevin Dunphy as Mr Harvey. The cast is completed by Pete Ashmore as Len Fenerman/Samuel, Bhawna Bhawsar as Ruana Singh/Franny, Susan Bovell as Lynn/Cop/Mrs Flanagan, Natasha Cottriall as Ruth Connors/Buckley Salmon and Karan Gill as Ray Singh/Principal Caden.

The Lovely Bones tells the story of young girl Susie Salmon, who is just like any other 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.

Susie can only observe while her family cope with their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a brighter future. 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.

The production is designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita, with lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Helen Skiera and movement direction by Mike Ashcroft. Music will be composed by Dave Price.

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