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.
As the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage is set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. Bryony Lavery’s stage adaptation was first performed at the Bridge Theatre, London, in December 2021, directed by Nicholas Hytner, whose groundbreaking production of His Dark Materials was a critical and commercial success at the National Theatre.
‘Once in a lifetime a children’s author emerges who is so extraordinary that the imagination of generations is altered’ New Statesman on Philip Pullman
‘High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting during Lyra’s extended journey in a canoe down a dangerously flooded Thames’ The Times on Philip Pullman’s novel
‘An imaginative adaptation which keeps alive the wit and excitement of the book’ Guardian on Bryony Lavery’s version of Treasure Island