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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage


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.

Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here

Cast and Creatives

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Author: Philip Pulman
Adapted By: Bryony Lavery

Cast to be confirmed nearer to the performance date


Thu. 17 Feb, 2022


19:00 - 21:50


  • Availability: Tickets on general sale