Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre present

A Monster Calls

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THE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SHOW, DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

‘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 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.

Age Recommendation 10+

Please click here to download the A Monster Calls learning and education pack.

Free AFTER-SHOW DISCUSSION
Fri 29 May, 7.30pm

 

THE MONSTER CHALLENGE

A creative writing challenge

‘Stories are important. Stories can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.’ 

Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Are you a young person with a passion for telling stories? Do you feel the itch to grab a notebook and pen to respond to the world around you? Or do you know a young person aged 10-25 who loves creative writing?

To accompany the UK Tour, we are running The Monster Challenge, seeking short stories from young people aged 10-25, nationwide. The challenge is open to all – anyone who has a story to tell.

We are looking for the boldest, bravest and most creative short stories, so let your imaginations run wild!

Stories submitted from each region across the tour will be selected and narrated by members of the cast, in a series of videos posted up on social.

For full details about the challenge and how to enter, simply download our Monster Challenge Pack here.  Pick up a pen and go. Run with it. Make trouble…

Submissions can be uploaded here.

#AMonsterChallenge

Tickets

£35 – £10

DISCOUNTS*
£18
 Under 16s
£15 Under 18s school groups
£25 16 – 26 yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness

Inspired by an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

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

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Cast & Creative

Ammar Duffus

Conor

Cora Kirk

Lily

Ewan Wardrop

Dad

Greg Bernstein

Harry

Jade Hackett

Sully + cover Mum

Kaye Brown

Grandma

Keith Gilmore

Monster

Kel Matsena

Anton + cover Conor/Harry

Maria Omakinwa

Mum

Paul Sockett

Mr Marl + cover Dad/Monster

Rafaella Covino

Lily/Miss Godfrey/Sully Swing

Sarah Quist

Miss Godfrey