One of the best-selling novels of the 21st century, The Lovely Bones captured the hearts of the nation when it was first published in 2002. Now this striking new stage adaptation is doing the same to audiences across the country, with critics praising it as “mesmerising” and “spellbinding”.

With an award-winning creative team, including playwright Bryony Lavery and director Melly Still, and inventive installation design by Ana Inès Jabares-Pita, The Lovely Bones follows the story of Susie Salmon (Charlotte Beaumont, best known as Chloe Latimer in BBC’s Broadchurch).

A young girl like any other, Susie Salmon 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 watch from her high school-esque heaven as her family come to terms with her death.

Tragic and joyous in equal measure, The Lovely Bones is a beautiful and moving new play about life after loss.

Make sure to catch it at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 10 November. Click here for tickets.

There’s also a chance to meet author Alice Sebold in Birmingham too when she visits the UK for an In Conversation at The REP on 1 November.