The Marlowe
A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

The Olivier award-winning production.

“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 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. 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.

Based on the novel by Patrick Ness.
Inspired by an original idea by Siobhan Dowd.

Recommended for 10yrs+

You can download the school resources pack here.

Show Talk

Show Talk

Learn more about the show with a talk from company members. No need to book, just stay in your seat after the show.

Date Wed 1 Apr
Time Post-show
A Monster Calls