Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS

'Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?'

Patrick Ness' 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.

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 children's literature and illustration. This adaptation is suitable for ages 10+.

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Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Matthew Tennyson (Conor) and cast

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Matthew Tennyson (Conor)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Matthew Tennyson (Conor) and Sally Cookson (director)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Matthew Tennyson (Conor)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Matthew Tennyson (Conor)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Patrick Ness (author)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Sally Cookson (director)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Selina Cadell (grandmother)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
Selina Cadell (grandmother)



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