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Set twelve years before the majestic His Dark Materials trilogy, The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman is now in London, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Nicholas Hytner also put on the ground-breaking production of His Dark Materials seventeen years ago at the National Theatre. The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage at the London's Bridge Theatre is a stage adaptation of the novel by Philip Pullman, published in 2017. Bryony Lavery adapted it for the stage. Watch as a tiny child has to decide the future in this epic tale set in the middle of the water. Book The Book of Dust tickets for London now.
Along with their dæmons, the story follows two young people (Malcolm and Alice) in the middle of a terrifying manhunt. Lyra Belacqua, a tiny child, is in their care during this manhunt. This child is said to have the future in her hands. As the water rises around them, their powerful rivals plot to obtain mastery of Dust, which is a mode for corruption for many and redemption for others.
Pullman pulls philosophical, religious, and scientific ideas into his books, and this is certainly evident in this adaptation.
The story is a prequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) and is set 12 years before the events of the Northern Lights (published in 1995). This story is based on the first volume of the Book of Dust trilogy by Phillip Pullman.
La Belle Sauvage means 'the beautiful savage' or 'the wild beauty' in English.
Adapted brilliantly for the stage, Bryony Lavery has made many notable contributions to the theatre industry, basing some productions on known novels.
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It is suitable for older kids, however, parental discretion is recommended.
The runtime is two hours and 30 minutes and includes an interval.
The cast of the show includes Julie Atherton, Wendy Mae Brown, Pip Carter, Ayesha Dharker, Ella Dacres, Heather Forster, Tomi Ogbaro, Sid Sagar, Nick Sampson, Naomi Frederick, Richard James-Neale, John Light, Holly Atkins, Dearbhla Molloy, Sky Yang, and Samuel Creasey.
Watch the epic and terrifying manhunt in action as two young people risk their lives to get baby Lyra Belacqua to her father, Lord Asriel, while being pursued by evil forces.
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This ground-breaking production is based on the prequel to His Dark Materials. Nicholas Hytner directs this play, with co-direction from James Cousins (associate director and movement director) and Emily Burns (associate director). The story is written by Philip Pullman. This is an adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Lavery has previously brought novels to the stage, with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for Chichester Festival Theatre, David Walliams' The Midnight Gang, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island for the National Theatre, and many other notable contributions. The creative team consists of set and costume by Bob Crowley, video designer by Luke Halls, lighting design by Bruno Poet, puppetry design by Barnaby Dixon, and music by Grant Olding.
Hytner directed the National Theatre's version of His Dark Materials in 2003, which starred Dominic Cooper, Anna Maxwell Martin, Patricia Hodge, and Timothy Dalton.
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The address of the venue is the Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2SG, United Kingdom.
If you are taking a car to the venue, take the A3211 to reach the theatre on time.
The nearest tube station is London Bridge.
The nearest train station is London Bridge.
Tower Bridge parking is the nearest parking to the theatre.
Washrooms are available on all floors. Three accessible toilets are available in the theatre.
Level access is provided through the entrance of the theatre to the foyer. Gallery One and the Stalls are accessible.
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