National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust
Saturday, May 14 - Monday, May 16, 2022
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. Recorded live from London’s Bridge Theatre.
Part of National Theatre Live: Spring / Summer 2022.
- Running Time 180 minutes
- Distributor BY Experience
- Director Nicholas Hynter
- Writer Bryony Lavery
- Cast Samuel Creasey, Heather Forster, Ella Dacres, Sky Yang
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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