A Monster Calls

Jonathan Church Productions, Global Creatures and Chichester Festival Theatre present The Old Vic production, in association with Bristol Old Vic

A Monster Calls

From the novel by Patrick Ness

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Directed by Sally Cooskon

‘A monster hit’
The Times
‘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. 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.

This adaptation is suitable for adults and children aged 10+.


Photography: Manuel Harlan