A Monster Calls
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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.
★★★★★ - THE TIMES
'a monster hit'
'Bring the kids, the parents, your friends and neighbours. This strange, soaring yet miraculously unsentimental adaptation of Patrick Ness's book needs seeing. It is heartbreaking, spectacular, harsh, happy.'

★★★★ - EVENING STANDARD
'packs an enormous emotional punch'

★★★★ - FINANCIAL TIMES
'this beautiful , heartbreaking show'

★★★★ - THE GUARDIAN
'reality meets fairytale fantasy ...exhilarating'

★★★★ - THE INDEPENDENT
'extraordinarily moving'

★★★★ - THE STAGE
'a wondrous thing'

★★★★ - THE TELEGRPAH
'inventive and mightily stirring'

★★★★ - TIME OUT
'searing emotional clarity'

★★★★ - WHATSONSTAGE
'truthful, hopeful and human'


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Information
Type of production: Play

Opened: 07 July 2018

Booking until: 25 August 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 20 Mins

Prices: £22.00 - £93.00

Author / playwright: Patrick Ness

Director: Sally Cookson