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HYC: A Monster Calls – Casting Confirmed!!

There’s a yew tree at the bottom of Conor’s garden, and in it there is a Monster. An elemental force. One night it appears at his window and tells him “I will tell you three stories from when I walked the earth… and when I have finished my three stories, you will tell me a fourth. And it will be the truth”.

Helping to tell this wonderful story and bring the incredible play to you is an amazing cast and technical team from the Headgate Young Company!

Conor (evenings) – Alex Derrick
Conor (matinees)/Ensemble – Charlie Elsom
Mum/Ensemble – Beth Pearson
Dad/Ensemble – Seamus Maloney
Grandma/Ensemble – Finlay Dennis
Monster – Shola Osiyemi
Antonia/Ensemble – Juliette Berry
Harry/Ensemble – Reuben Franklin
Lily/Ensemble – Davida Adekanle
Sully/Ensemble – Sam Lagden
Miss Godfrey/Ensemble – Maddy Smith
Mr(s) Marl/Ensemble – to be cast within the company
Ensemble – Alfie Hester; Elizabeth Hood; Ellie Robinson Gearing; Jihane Benchama; Violet Ash and other members of the company

Our fab technical team is also coming together to support director Paul T Davies. Paul will be assisted by Nate Drury. Vicki Bailey will be helping with movement and we have Daniel Farquharson and Amelie Charlton on LX, with Marcus Renshaw composing the score and designing sound. Annastasia Ward is Stage Manager, but we are still looking for Assistant SMs/props. Get in touch via if you are interested in this role.

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