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. 

A Monster Calls Short Story Writing Challenge

The Monster Challenge
A creative writing challenge

Are you a young person with a passion for telling stories? Do you feel the itch to grab a notebook and pen to respond to the world around you? Or do you know a young person aged 10-25 who loves creative writing? 

The team behind the A Monster Calls UK Tour are running The Monster Challenge, seeking short stories from young people aged 10-25, nationwide. The challenge is open to all - anyone who has a story to tell.

They are looking for the boldest, bravest and most creative short stories, so let your imaginations run wild! 

Stories submitted from each region across the tour will be selected and narrated by members of the cast, in a series of videos posted up on social.

For full details about the challenge and how to enter, simply download the Monster Challenge Pack below.  Pick up a pen and go. Run with it. Make trouble…

Submissions can be uploaded here.

Deadline: Thu 7 May



Tickets from £25.50.

Concessions & Members' discounts apply.
Prices include all applicable fees & levies.


Venue: Main House

Running Time: To Be Confirmed

Show Times

Tue - Sat Evenings: 7:30pm
Thu & Sat Matinees: 2:30pm


Access tickets available.
Please call the Box Office on 01483 44 00 00 to book. 
For more info on Accessibility, click here.  

Advisory Info

Suitable for Ages 10+.