AN AWARD-winning youth theatre company is about to stage ‘its most ambitious production’ to date.   

Kingsley Players’ Youth Theatre (KPYT) will be back on stage in March, with a brilliant stage adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling novel, A Monster Calls.

The story follows 13-year-old Conor who is woken one night by a sound 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 own deepest fears.

For the first time, KPYT will be accompanied by live music from a trio of keyboard, bass and drums, which Youth Theatre director, Tom Hayes, says adds ‘real poignancy’ to the drama.

He added: “We are really looking forward to staging A Monster Calls.

“It promises to be our most ambitious production yet.

“There is something in this enchanting show for everyone; live music, puppets, projection, and the retelling of beautiful folk tales.

“Please join us for what will be a powerful storytelling experience."

This month, Kingsley Players Youth Theatre is also celebrating the success of last year’s drama, Model Behaviour.

The group has just scooped trophies from the recent National Operatic and Dramatic Association awards ceremony, with ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best Actor’ wins for Iona Anstice and Ed Porter, and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ nominations for Kate Burge and Teigan Withey.

 A Monster Calls will be on stage at Kingsley Theatre in Kingsley Community Centre, WA6 8ED, from Thursday, March 14 – Saturday, March 16. 

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online or by ringing the box office on 07724 892154.