The memory play is a theatrical genre which allows the playwright to locate their characters in the here and now while at the same time travelling back in time. It is the form adopted by Bjørg Vik, a Norwegian writer and journalist who died in 2018, for her short play, The Journey to Venice.
‘The performers ring true throughout’: FAIR PLAY – Bush Theatre
Sophie has been running competitively since she was nine. Now on the threshold of adulthood, she’s training hard with an unwavering focused on major international competitions.
‘One of the best plays I’ve seen this year’: THE LOVELY BONES – Touring
The Lovely Bones is one of the best plays I’ve seen this year. In fact, Melly Still’s vital production is the best page to stage adaptation I’ve seen since Curious Incident.
‘Nothing short of a masterpiece’: THE LOVELY BONES – Touring ★★★★★
You’re riveted from the very first second of The Lovely Bones. Shocking, horrifying and heart-wrenching this remarkable 100-minute stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s international best-seller is nothing short of a masterpiece.
‘A powerful, hopeful triumph of human love’: THE LOVELY BONES – Touring ★★★★★
Bryony Lavery – no stranger to dangerous topics after her unsettlingly brilliant Frozen – adapts Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones for this first stage version, directed by Melly Still.