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.
Page to Stage Workshop
This 90 minute practical workshop allows participants to explore the role of the monster in the play. It will provide an opportunity for students to explore a number of vocal activities around passages of text. The participants will then work in groups to bring the monster to life, applying choral voice work and breath.
The practical element of the workshop is followed by a 30 min introduction/post show Q&A on the play, hosted by the Outreach Associate and 1-2 members of the cast/creative team.
Where: Lyceum Theatre Suitability: Secondary Ideal for: Students of English and Performing Arts
More details on how to book these workshops to follow soon.
To download the resource pack click the link below
The Monster Challenge - A creative writing challenge
‘Stories are important. Stories can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.’ Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
Are you a young person with a passion for telling stories? Do you feel the itch to grab a notebook and pen to respond to the world around you? Or do you know a young person aged 10-25 who loves creative writing?
To accompany the UK Tour, A Monster Calls are running The Monster Challenge, seeking short stories from young people aged 10-25, nationwide. The challenge is open to all - anyone who has a story to tell.
They are looking for the boldest, bravest and most creative short stories, so let your imaginations run wild!
Stories submitted from each region across the tour will be selected and narrated by members of the cast, in a series of videos posted on social media.
For full details about the challenge and how to enter, simply download our Monster Challenge Pack below.
A Monster Hit
An exhilarating, resolutely tender imaginative feast
Inventive and mightily stirring
Searing emotional clarity
Reality meets fairytale fantasy... exhilarating