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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery
directed by Nicholas Hytner
years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping
adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising
and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find
themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child
called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the
waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust:
salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark
Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to
Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.
Running Time: 180 mins (tbc)