A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

  • Tue 17 - Sat 21 Mar

  • His Majesty's Theatre

  • Recommended for Ages 10+

  • £35.50 - £23.50

  • Drama

A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

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.

Suitable for ages 10+

Please note the show contains smoke, haze and strobe lighting

Resources for Teachers

Free Teacher’s Resource Pack available here.

Also for schools we have:

Exploring the Monster

This 1.5 hour workshop will enable participants to explore the themes and content of A Monster Calls through either creative writing or drama activities. It can be tailored to the specific age range of participants and will encourage participants to develop their critical thinking about both the story and the characters. Participants will gain a unique insight into the production, through practically exploring a range of creative writing or drama activities.

There will also be a Q&A with members of the company following the Thursday matinee.

The Monster Challenge: A creative writing challenge!
To accompany the UK Tour, they are seeking short stories from young people aged 10-25, nationwide. The challenge is open to all - anyone who has a story to tell! Learn more here.


"...I can only sing the praises of Sally Cookson's typically inventive and mightily stirring (group-devised) adaptation..."
★★★★  The Telegraph

"Magnificently phrased; magnificently dramatised."
★★★★  The Independent

"Cookson, unites the realistic with the fantastical... It deserves to be a monster hit."
★★★  The Times

"Imaginative. Powerful"
★★★★★  Daily Mail


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

We are seeking further clarification and guidance from Scottish Government to understand nationally what events requiring support from frontline services, such as policing and ambulance cover, will be affected, and to assess the implications for Aberdeen Performing Arts and upcoming shows with attendance over 500.

We would like to assure you that customers will be directly notified of any changes to scheduled events that affect their booking and we will continue to update our website and social media with further information as soon as this is available.


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