The Monster in the Hall
The National Theatre of Scotland presents the Citizens Theatre production.
Written By David Greig
Directed by Guy Hollands
Supported by Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership
A low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown played out by four actors and a big fat motorbike which goes vrrooommm.
Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly bad. Her Dad - Duke - is a spliff smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike riding, heavy metal and 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 Monster in the Hall follows Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change.
WINNER of BEST ENSEMBLE at The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence 2011.
“An imaginative synthesis of Beauty and the Beast, pop songs, heavy metal, and rapid-fire acting.”
The Independent ****
“Performed at breath-taking speed and simply fizzing with energy”
The Times ****
Financial Times ****
The Guardian ****
The Scotsman ****
Sunday Times ****
Daily Telegraph ****
London Evening Standard ****