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A Monster Calls

21 Apr - 25 Apr

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A Monster Calls

21 Apr - 25 Apr 2020


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★★★★★ ‘Heartbreaking, spectacular, soaring. A monster hit.’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Two stirring and spellbinding hours’ The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘A wondrous feat’ i newspaper

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, National Theatre).

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.

Important information

Age recommendation: 10+


Under 18s Special Price: £5 off bands A & B, Tue-Thu

Over 60s Special Price: £5 off bands A & B Thurs mat

Schools: £10 tickets bands C & D Tue-Thur

Related Events: Get Together Group: Thursday 23rd Apr 2.30pm

Access information:
AD/BSL Sat 25 Apr, 2.30pm
CAP Thu 23 Apr, 2.30pm




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, we 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.

We are looking for the boldest, bravest and most creative short stories, so let your imaginations run wild!

Submissions should be no more than 500 words long, and inspired by one of the following themes central to A Monster Calls:

  • Family
  • Grief
  • Hidden emotions
  • Truth
  • People are complicated
  • Bereavement
  • Friendship

Stories submitted from each region across the tour will be selected and narrated by members of the cast, in a series of videos posted up on social.

For full details about the challenge and how to enter, simply download our Monster Challenge Pack here.

Pick up a pen and go. Run with it. Make trouble…

The deadline to get your stories in before the show arrives at the Norwich Theatre Royal is Thursday 16 April , so you don’t have long!

Submissions can be uploaded here.




Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Theatre Royal. Where to park near the theatre, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.