A Monster Calls at The Lowry

Published: 16 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Keith Gilmore (Monster) in A Monster Calls UK tour Credit: Manuel Harlan

The UK tour of A Monster Calls comes to The Lowry in Salford February 25–29.

Patrick Ness’s novel is brought to life in the Olivier Award-winning production by director Sally Cookson.

The book offers insight into love, life and healing and has sold more than a million copies, including an unprecedented double win of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for outstanding children’s literature and illustration.

The cast includes Oldham born and raised Cora Kirk (Lily) and Paul Sockett (Mr Marl), who was born in Accrington and grew up in Great Harwood, alongside Greg Bernstein (Harry), Kaye Brown (Grandma), Rafaella Covino, Ammar Duffus (Conor), Keith Gilmore (Monster), Jade Hackett (Sully), Kel Matsena (Anton), Maria Omakinwa (Mum), Sarah Quist (Miss Godfrey), Ewan Wardrop (Dad) and Sam Wood.