Full casting announced for ‘A Monster Calls’ at Rose Theatre

Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and Global Creatures have announced full casting for A MONSTER CALLS, which will run at Rose Theatre from 24 March to 9 April 2022. The production will then transfer to Bristol Old Vic from 13 to 23 April 2022, followed by the Kennedy Center, Washington from 25 May to 12 June 2022.

Based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, Patrick Ness’s piercing novel is brought vividly to life in this Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

The full cast includes Anthony Aje as ‘Conor’, Bridgette Amofah as ‘Mum’, Greg Bernstein as ‘Harry’, Nathaniel Christian as ‘Anton’, Keith Gilmore as ‘Monster’, Eleanor Kane as ‘Lily’, Tom Lorcan as ‘Dad’, Sarah Quist as ‘Ms Godfrey’, Lauran Rae as ‘Sully’, Anita Reynolds as ‘Grandma’ and Paul Sockett as ‘Mr Marl’, with Raffaella Covino and Samuel Wood. They will be joined by musicians Seamas Carey and Luke Potter.



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.


A MONSTER CALLS (Cast of 2020 Production) © Manuel Harlan

A MONSTER CALLS is directed by Sally Cookson, with Felix Hayes as Remount Director and Adam Peck as the writer in the room.

Set design is by Michael Vale, costume design by Katie Sykes, original music composed by Benji Bower, lighting by Aideen Malone, sound by Mike Beer, projection design by Dick Straker, movement direction by Dan Canham and aerial direction by Matt Costain, with Samuel Wood as associate director, aerial captain and swing and Raffaella Covino as associate movement director, dance captain and swing.

Casting is by Associate Casting Director, Abby Galvin, for Jessica Ronane Casting CDG.

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