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National Theatre Live
Content Advisory for Young Audiences:
Scenes of threat and physical violence
Gunshot sound effect
Reference of sexual violence towards a minor
Strobe effect and flashing lights
Smoke and haze
We recommend this production for age 12+.
Run time – approximately 180 with intermission.
The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery
directed by Nicholas Hytner
Set twelve 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.