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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.
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.
'Stories are wild creatures, the monster said.
When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?'
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.
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London SE1 8NB
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Thu 16 Aug 7:30pm
Audio Described Performance:
Tue 14 Aug 7:30pm
Author: Based on the novel by Patrick Ness; Inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd
Director: Sally Cookson
Production: Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic