A Monster Calls
â€˜Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?â€™
Patrick Nessâ€™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 mumâ€™s very sick and sheâ€™s not getting any better. His grandmother wonâ€™t stop interfering and the kids at school wonâ€™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. Itâ€™s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when itâ€™s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.
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 childrenâ€™s literature and illustration.
Old Vic Theatre(London, )
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