A Monster Calls

The Olivier Award-winning show direct from the West End

A Monster Calls

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

Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 March 2020

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £13.50

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‘Heartbreaking, spectacular, soaring. A MONSTER hit.’ The Times

“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.

Contains some difficult themes. Age recommendation 10+.

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 20min, including interval.

Tue 3 Mar 7:30pm
Wed 4 Mar 7:30pm Post-Show Discussion
Thu 5 Mar 1:30pm
Thu 5 Mar 7:30pm
Fri 6 Mar 7:30pm Captioned Performance
Sat 7 Mar 2:00pm Audio Described
Sat 7 Mar 7:30pm


Extraordinarily moving

The Independent


An exhilarating, resolutely tender imaginative feat

The Sunday Times


Inventive and mightily stirring

The Telegraph


Searing emotional clarity

Time Out


Reality meets fairytale fantasy… Exhilarating

The Guardian

Casting announced for A Monster Calls 2020 tour

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 27th November 2019

Full casting is today announced for the 2020 UK tour of A Monster Calls, which runs at the Belgrade Theatre from 3-7 March as part of our Spring Season 2020. Ba... Read more

A Monster Calls in rehearsal - meet the cast and company

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 4th February 2020

Following its successful opening in London in 2018, visionary director Sally Cookson brings her Olivier Award-winning production of A Monster Calls to the Belgra... Read more

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