The world premiere of this stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel will take place at the Bridge Theatre later this year.

It has been announced that Nicholas Hytner’s production based on Philip Pullman’s novel which has been adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery will run at the Bridge Theatre from the 2nd December 2021 until the 19th February 2022.

Set twelve years before His Dark Materials trilogy, La Belle Sauvage was published in 2017 and was followed by The Secret Commonwealth in 2019. His Dark Materials was directed for the stage by Hytner 18 years ago.

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.

While casting has yet to be announced, the production’s creative team is set to include: designs by Bob Crowley with puppetry by Barnaby Dixon, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti, video designs are by Luke Halls and Zakk Hein and music by Grant Olding.

The production of La Belle Sauvage will follow the Bridge Theatre’s production of White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Polly Findlay. It will play at the theatre from 5th October until the 13th November.

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 2nd December until the 19th February 2022.