A Monster Calls
‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’
Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.
Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye.
Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.
From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.
Suitable for ages 10+
"HEARTBREAKING, SPECTACULAR, SOARING. A MONSTER HIT" - THE TIMES
"EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING" - THE INDEPENDENT
"AN EXHILARATING, RESOLUTELY TENDER IMAGINATIVE FEAT" - THE SUNDAY TIMES
"INVENTIVE AND MIGHTILY STIRRING" - THE TELEGRAPH
"REALITY MEETS FAIRYTALE FANTASY… EXHILARATING" - THE GUARDIAN
"PACKS AN ENORMOUS EMOTIONAL PUNCH" - THE EVENING STANDARD
Presented by Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre
The Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic
Based on the novel by Patrick Ness
Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd.