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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage


Filmed live on stage at the Bridge Theatre in 2022. Continuing our series of encore screenings from the archives of National Theatre Live.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Philip Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits 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.

You can view the official trailer here 


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here


Original reviews from 2022…

‘A theatrical marvel’, The Guardian
‘a terrific piece of story-telling, confident and enthralling’, WhatsOnStage

‘A galloping adventure of wonder’, Evening Standard

‘Dazzling’, Time Out


Thu. 02 Nov, 2023


19:00 - 22:00


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