13-year-old Conor (Ammar Duffus, Left) and The Monster (Keith Gilmore, Right). Image: Manuel Harlan

13-year-old Conor (Ammar Duffus) and The Monster (Keith Gilmore). Image: Manuel Harlan. Suitable for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Salford’s Lowry Theatre will play host to an Olivier Award-winning production of ‘A Monster Calls’ next week.

Based on Patrick Ness’ 2011 novel of the same name, the production is directed by Sally Cookson, and tells the story of Conor, a 13-year-old boy with a troublesome home life.

After being visited by a well-travelled monster, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

13-year-old Conor (Ammar Duffus) and The Monster (Keith Gilmore). Image: Manuel Harlan

Whilst Salford is only the third stop on the production’s nationwide tour, audiences can expect to see a myriad of northern talent, including Oldham-born Cora Kirk, as well as Paul Sockett, who was born in Accrington.

Theatregoers with additional needs are catered for by this production, with both a Relaxed and Audio-Described performance.

Those attending the Audio-Described  performance are invited for a touch tour, which allows audience members to visit the set beforehand, as well as touch a selection of props and costumes.

‘A Monster Calls’ runs at The Lowry, Salford from 25th-29th February 2020, and tickets can be purchased at https://thelowry.com/whats-on/a-monster-calls/.

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