A Monster Calls
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A Monster Calls Tickets

The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB
  • ‘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.

    Upon publication, A Monster Calls immediately 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.

    At The Old Vic in London until 25 August 2018, book your A Monster Calls tickets today!

    *Please note: Recommended for ages 10+.

    Accessible performances:
    - Tuesday 14 August 2018 19:30 - Audio described
    - Thursday 16 August 2018 19:30 - Captioned

  • The Old Vic

    103 The Cut,
    Corner of Waterloo Road,
    SE1 8NB

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    5 stars
    '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.'


    4 stars
    Reality meets fairytale fantasy'


    4 stars
    'Patrick Ness's novel is magnificently brought to life'


    4 stars
    'Beautiful, heartbreaking'


    4 stars
    'Packs an enormous emotional punch'


    4 stars
    'Inventive and mightily stirring'


    4 stars
    'A wondrous thing'


    4 stars
    'Emotional jab to the heart that will leave you on the ropes.'