Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions, and Chichester Festival Theatre presents:

A Monster Calls

The Olivier Award-Winning show, direct from the West End.


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.

An exhilarating, resolutely tender imaginative feat

The Sunday Times

Extraordinarily moving

The Independent

From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Inventive and Mightily stirring

The Telegraph

Reality meets fairytale fantasy... Exhilarating

The Guardian

Packs an enormous emotional punch

Evening Standard

Creative Team

An Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic.
Based on the novel by Patrick Ness

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award. 


Tickets from £25.50.

Discounts & Concessions Apply.
Prices include all applicable fees & levies.


Running times: To Be Confirmed

Advisory Info

Suitable for Ages 10+.