Citizens Theatre (United Kingdom)

The Monster in the Hall

11~13/5│Friday to Sunday│8pm (11-13/5), 3pm (12/5)     Ox Warehouse     Tickets: MOP 120

Winner ‘Best Ensemble’, The Stage Awards for Acting
Excellence, UK
Nominated ‘Best Show for Children and Young People’,
UK Theatre Awards

By David Greig
Director: Guy Hollands
Music and Sound Designers: Nigel Dunn and Stephen Wright
Choreographer: Andrew Panton
Cast: David Carlyle, Beth Marshall, Keith Macpherson and
Gemma McElhinney

Written by one of Scotland’s most prolific playwrights and theatre directors, David Greig, The Monster in the Hall is a wildly imaginative musical comedy about a day in the life of Duck Macatarsney, who cares for a biker dad suffering from worsening multiple sclerosis. Her dad, Duke, is a spliff smoking, bike riding, heavy metal loving, horror movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving, when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that the Social Services are coming to take her away. The play follows Duck’s increasingly byzantine lies, as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. A musical farce with songs performed by four actors playing live music.

“...a masterclass in how theatre can create whole worlds using only words, light, music and pure acting skill.”

The Scotsman (on Yellow Moon)


Suitable for ages 14+ (contains coarse language and sexual references)
Performed in English, with surtitles in Chinese and Portuguese
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval

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