FIRST LOOK: Rehearsal images released for A Monster Calls at the Old Vic

Cast of A Monster Calls at The Old Vic. Photos by Manuel Harlan 3

Rehearsal imgaes have today been released of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls directed by Sally Cookson, which will open at The Old Vic on 12 July.

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+.

A Monster Calls opens at The Old Vic on 12 July.


Photos by Manuel Harlen

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