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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 to The Old Vic stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.
Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved to America. But now his mum’s very sick and she’s 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, at seven minutes past midnight, 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.
On publication, A Monster Calls became a bestseller with children and adults alike with its dazzling insight into love, loss and healing. It garnered huge critical acclaim, including an unprecedented double win of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for outstanding children’s literature and illustration.
An Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic. This production will run at Bristol Old Vic from 31 May–16 Jun 2018.
- Cancellation Policy
No exchange or refund after purchase.
- How Does It Work
You will receive an email confirmation please print for collection of tickets at the venue box office.
- Suitable For Children
Recommended for ages 10 +
- Where Do I Go
The Old Vic, The Cut London, SE1 8NB