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Directed by Sally Cookson, this critically acclaimed book is brought to life at Rose Theatre. Buy 'A Monster Calls' tickets.

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What to expect

'A Monster Calls' is based upon the critically acclaimed bestseller by Patrick Ness and is itself an Olivier Award-winning production directed by Sally Cookson. Watch Conor confront his deepest fears, as he needs to weave his own story after listening to the tales of the monster. Conor is getting by with his mum, but his mum falls sick and his grandmother starts getting involved in everything. The kids at school stay far away from him and his dad lives miles away. Stories need to be made and Conor has to go on a journey of courage, truth, and faith with the monster to make new tales. The Rose Theatre Kingston is bringing this fairytale fantasy mixed with reality to London. Book 'A Monster Calls' tickets now.

About 'A Monster Calls'

What is 'A Monster Calls' about?

Based on the novel by writer Patrick Ness and made by the visionary director Sally Cookson, the show is heavily inspired by one of Siobhan Dowd's ideas. Now get an inner view of life, love, and healing with the story of Conor and the monster at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

The story is based on a 13-year-old boy, Conor O'Malley who lives with his mum. He and his mother have done well getting by after his dad moved away. However, the story takes a turn for the worse as his mom gets sick and does not get any better. Conor and his grandmother have nothing in common and she starts to get involved in everything. Even the kids in school won't look Conor in the eye.

Conor, while sleeping one night, gets woken up by something in the window. It is a monster that has arrived after walking for ages. The monster is at the window to tell Conor of tales when he once walked all over. After, it is now Conor's time to encounter his deepest fears and tell his own stories with the monster's help. It is how he will be able to find peace and his stories are on a thin line between reality and imagination.

At 12:07 a.m., the monster calls on the window of Conor's room. Watch this show to understand the significance of this specific time of the call. The monster is tall with branches and the leaves of a yew tree in a human form. The themes of the story are grief and overcoming it, and family. The monster symbolizes a beacon for Conor's healing. It is not a horror story, even though it involves a monster.

What age is 'A Monster Calls' suitable for?

The age restriction of the show is 10+.

How long is 'A Monster Calls'?

The duration of the show is two hours 20 minutes which also includes an interval.

Who is in the London cast of 'A Monster Calls'?

The list of artists of the show includes Anthony Aje, Bridgette Amofah, Greg Bernstein, and many others.

Who is the team behind 'A Monster Calls'?

The director of the show is Sally Cookson. The story is based on the book by Patrick Ness, while the original idea for the show is by Siobhan Dowd. Adam Peck is the writer of the play. The set designer is Michael Vale. Benji Bower composed the original music, while Katie Sykes provides costume design. The remount Director of the show is Felix Hayes. Other members of the creative team will be revealed in due time.

Watch this Olivier Award-winning production in Rose Theatre Kingston. Book 'A Monster Calls' tickets now.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is 'A Monster Calls' being performed?

The address is Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL.

How do I get to the Rose Theatre?

Take the A3 road to reach the destination in the shortest possible time.

The nearest train station is Hampton Wick.

You can also choose to travel by bus or tube to Rose Theatre Kingston.

Where can I park near the Rose Theatre?

The nearest parking is Rose Car Park.

Where are the toilet facilities at the Rose Theatre?

There are toilets all over the theatre with accessible toilets on every floor.

Is the Rose Theatre accessible?

There is level access to the theatre and The Rose Cafe. A lift is available to take you to all the floors.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular recommendations are Wagamama, Burger Bros, and I Dim Sum.

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