A Monster Calls
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. Devised by the company. World Premiere (Bristol)
Age Advisory: 10+Performers Hammed Animashaun (Anton), Nandi Bhebhe (Teacher), Selina Cadell (Grandmother), Matt Costain (Ensemble), Georgia Frost (Sully), Stuart Goodwin (Monster), Felix Hayes (Dad), Jonathan Holby (Swing), John Leader (Harry), Marianne Oldham (Mum), Matthew Tennyson (Conor), Witney White (Lily), Tessa Wood (Swing).
Book by Patrick Ness (from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd). Author Adam Peck (with the company). Producer Old Vic (in association with Bristol Old Vic). Director Sally Cookson. Design Michael Vale. Costume Katie Sykes. Music Benji Bower. Lighting Aideen Malone. Sound Mike Beer. Other Dick Straker (projection). Director Jessica Ronane (casting director). Director Dan Canham (movement director). Other Laura Cubitt (puppetry). Other Matt Costain (aerial work). Director Miranda Cromwell (associate director).