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The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery
directed by Nicholas Hytner

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

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.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

  • BBFC Ratings Information


    There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), accompanied by other milder terms (‘bitch’, bastard’, ‘shit’, ‘sod’, ‘bloody’, ‘Christ’, ‘hell’ and ‘damn’).

    sexual violence and sexual threat

    A man forces threatens to rape a woman. There are also further verbal references to a man grooming girls and young women. A man grabs a young woman’s backside while she serves him a drink. Such behaviour is clearly disapproved of.

    threat and horror

    There are scenes of gun and knife threat. This includes people being abducted, threatened with physical violence in exchange for information, and escaping a crumbling building during a flood.


    Scenes include bloodless shootings and beatings.