Dates have been confirmed for the stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust by Bryony Lavery. Set to have its premiere at the Bridge Theatre, performances will be from 2 December 2021 to 19 February 2022.
The stage adaptation is directed by Nicholas Hytner, and features design by Bob Crowley, puppetry by Barnaby Dixon, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti, video design by Luke Halls and Zakk Hein and music by Grant Olding.
Associate directors are Emily Burns and James Cousins, who is also movement director. Kate Waters is fight director. Casting is set to be announced at a later date.
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.
La Belle Sauvage was published in 2017 and followed by The Secret Commonwealth in 2019. His Dark Materials, a ground-breaking production sixteen years ago directed by Hytner at the National Theatre, was adapted for broadcast on BBC1 in 2019.
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