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THEATRE REVIEW: A Monster Calls ★★★★★

A Monster Calls Bristol Old Vic Thursday 7th June 2018
Based on the book by Patrick Ness, with the original concept from the late Siobhan Dowd, who at the time of writing had cancer and never got to see her vision blossom, A Monster Calls tells the story of 13 year-old Conor O’Malley, whose mum is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and at 12:07 every night gets called from the yew tree in the distance from their house. The Monster, as the tree is referenced, tells Conor three tales of which relates to how humans are designed with flaws, whilst a fourth brings Conor’s worst nightmare to the forefront.
Directed by the beautifully talented Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, Hetty Feather), this co-production from the Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic brings the critically acclaimed book, which has since been made into a live action film, to life so exquisitely on stage! Cooksons’ direction is a huge accolade if there ever was one to the simple fact that there was not a dry eye in the house, as this emotional…