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A Monster Calls

May 12 - May 16

‘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. 

Suitable for ages 10+

“HEARTBREAKING, SPECTACULAR, SOARING. A MONSTER HIT” – THE TIMES

“EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING” – THE INDEPENDENT

“AN EXHILARATING, RESOLUTELY TENDER IMAGINATIVE FEAT” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

“INVENTIVE AND MIGHTILY STIRRING” – THE TELEGRAPH 

“REALITY MEETS FAIRYTALE FANTASY… EXHILARATING” – THE GUARDIAN

“PACKS AN ENORMOUS EMOTIONAL PUNCH” – THE EVENING STANDARD

Presented by Global Creatures, Jonathan Church Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre

The Old Vic production in association with Bristol Old Vic

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd.

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

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Main Auditorium

Prices

Tickets from £25.50

Ticket prices include £1.50 Restoration Levy and £1.00 Booking Fee.

ON SALE DATES

Wednesday 21 August
Founders and
Vanbrugh Club Members

Wednesday 28 August
Friends

Wednesday 4 September
General Sale

Benefit from priority booking, ticket discounts, money off food in our café and more by becoming a Member or Friend.

https://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/production/a-monster-calls

Details

Start:
May 12
End:
May 16
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Website:
https://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/production/a-monster-calls

Venue

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
Phone:
01483 44 00 00
Website:
www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Organisation

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and the Mill Studio
Phone:
01483 440000
Website:
www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

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