The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust tickets at the Bridge Theatre, London

Bridge Theatre, London

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★★★★ “A theatrical marvel” – The Guardian

Philip Pullman’s acclaimed novel is brought magically to life on stage

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, the eagerly awaited stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s 2017 novel opens at the Bridge Theatre this Winter. 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.

The Book of Dust is booking until 26 February 2022 at the Bridge Theatre, London.

What is The Book of Dust about?

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.

Who is in The Book of Dust cast?

The cast of The Book of Dust features Julie Atherton, Holly Atkins, Wendy Mae Brown, Pip Carter, Samuel Creasey, Ella Dacres, Ayesha Dharker, Heather Forster, Naomi Frederick, Richard James-Neale, John Light, Dearbhla Molloy, Tomi Ogbaro, Sid Sagar, Nick Sampson and Sky Yang.

Creative team

Written by Phillip Pullman, The Book of Dust is adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery and is directed by Nicholas Hytner (The History Boys, The Lady In The Van). The creative team includes Bob Crowley (set & costume), Luke Halls (video designs), Bruno Poet (lighting design), Barnaby Dixon (puppetry design), Grant Olding (music) Emily Burns (associate director) and James Cousins (associate director / movement director).

Reviews of The Book of Dust

★★★★ "A theatrical marvel" - The Guardian
"A galloping adventure of wonder and confusion" - Evening Standard
"Fluent and visually beautiful " - TimeOut
"A rollicking adaptation" - The Stage
★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 26 February 2022

Important Notes

Note this production includes: Scenes of threat and physical violence; Gunshot sound effect; Reference of sexual violence towards a minor; Strobe effect and flashing lights; Smoke and haze

Venue Information

Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (National Rail, Northern and Jubilee lines)
Nearest Buses: RV1, 47, 343, 381, 42, 78, 188
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