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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Synopsis

'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 can'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, ancient and wild, 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.

A Monster Calls, the extraordinary and heartbreaking novel by Patrick Ness – now an international bestseller and major motion picture – is brought to the stage for the first time in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson (Jane EyrePeter PanSleeping Beauty).

On publication, A Monster Calls became a firm favourite with children and adults alike with its dazzling insight into love, loss, hope 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 (Jim Kay, Harry Potter).

 

Event details

Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned in house by Old Vic

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Venue details

The Old Vic
The Cut
London
SE1 8NB

Phone: 0844 871 7628

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