Global best-selling book The Lovely Bones is being brought to the stage this autumn including a date at the Liverpool Everyman.
The world premiere of the new production will take place at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton before then coming to Liverpool.
It is being adapted from author Alice Sebold’s novel by Bryony Lavery, and will be directed by Melly Still.
The Lovely Bones tells the story of 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 her 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 Lovely Bones is a co-production between Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Northern Stage, in association with the Everyman and Playhouse.
It is at the Everyman from September 25 to October 6. Tickets go on general sale on March 19.