To see how we have adapted to keep you safe visit our COVID safety information page

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage

Because of the continuing restrictions on theatres we are sadly having to postpone performances of The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage this summer.  As soon as it’s safe to do so, we’ll get The Bridge back open.

In the meantime, we would very much like to hold your booking for The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage with the seats you chose – and we’ll get back to you with a new date as soon as we can.  If you’re happy with that, you don’t need to do anything.

Of course, if you prefer, we can organise a refund – either to your original payment method or, if you can, as a credit to your account with us to be used for any production at the Bridge. (That would be very helpful indeed).  You can be in touch with us at

If you booked your tickets for this production through TodayTix you will hear from them in due course.

As ever, thank you for your support of The Bridge. With all good wishes and in hope that you are keeping well.


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.

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


We'd love to keep you up to date with our news and productions

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