A young boy sits on the floor, cross legged, sat on a giant clock face. A large hand reaches down to him


Tue 24 - Sat 28 March 2020
Tickets £20-£40*

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Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and 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, 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.

From the critically-acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.

Supported by Arts Council England through a National Lottery Project Grant award.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance



Tuesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35/£40*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £20/£30/£35*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

Assisted Performances:

Captioned performance: Saturday 28 March, 2:30pm

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Greg Bernstein
Kaye Brown
Rafaella Covino
Ammar Duffus
Keith Gilmore
Jade Hackett
Cora Kirk
Kel Matsena
Maria Omakinwa
Luke Potter
Sarah Quist
Paul Sockett
Ewan Wardrop
Samuel Wood


  • A young man stands in front of a washing basket
  • people lay on the ground a man stand among rope that hang from the ceiling
  • a man looks between ropes
  • a man and a woman are talking
  • a woman sits on the ground legs crossed she is smiling
  • a group of people are standing smiling at something behind the camera


Meet the Cast

Making A Monster Calls

Making The Tree

  • 'A monster hit'

  • 'An exhilarating, resolutely tender imaginative feat'

  • 'Inventive and mightily stirring'

  • 'Extraordinarily moving'