Philip Pullman’s ‘The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage’ to open at Bridge Theatre in December
Nicholas Hytner directs Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation.
Following the news that The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage had new performance dates later this year, an opening has been confirmed. The stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage will begin previews at the Bridge Theatre on 2 December, ahead of an opening night on 14 December and performances to 19 Feb. 2022.
Set twelve years before the His Dark Materials trilogy, The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage follows two young people being hunted. They have to care for Lyra Belacqua too, ensuring Lyra survives for the good of everyone’s future.
The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage is written by Philip Pullman and was published in 2017. In 2019, Pullman was knighted for services to literature. The stage adaptation is by Bryony Lavery, whose previous works include Frozen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Suranne Jones and David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang.
Nicholas Hytner directs, with design by Bob Crowley, puppetry by Barnaby Dixon, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Grant Olding. Casting is to be announced at a later date.
Photo credit: Bryony Lavery and Nicholas Hytner (Photos courtesy of Premier Comms and by Helen Maybanks respectively)