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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage – National Theatre at Home
Set twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation of The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their daemons, 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 groundbreaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe.
This is a gripping adaptation of Philip Pullman’s prequel to His Dark Materials trilogy, adapted by Bryony Lavery for the Bridge Theatre.