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The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

11 July - 10 October 2020 Choose Dates & Book

Philip Pullman sets The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy.

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.

Seventeen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe to direct a gripping adaptation by Bryony Lavery.

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Ticket prices
Monday–Friday: £69.50, £55, £39.50, £25, £15
Saturdays: £75, £57.50, £42.50, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinées
Premium tickets available

Performance schedule 
Monday–Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 2.30pm


Access Performances 
Audio Described: Saturday 12 September, 2.30pm
Captioned: Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm

Content warnings
Swearing and sexual references

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Creative Team

Philip Pullman
Adapted by
Bryony Lavery
Nicholas Hytner
Bob Crowley
Puppetry Director
Barnaby Dixon
Video Designer
Luke Halls
Lighting Designer
Bruno Poet
Sound Designer
Paul Arditti
Grant Olding
Associate Directors
Emily Burns & James Cousins
Movement Director
James Cousins
Musical Director
Tarek Merchant