His Dark Materials
Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781854598318Publication Date:
26 Nov 2004
Size: 196mm x 132mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 256 pages ISBN: 9781780014814Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2003, revived 2004

His Dark Materials (stage version)

By Philip Pullman Adapted by Nicholas Wright

Paperback £12.99£10.39

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A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre.

His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it's a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest demands a savage struggle against the most dangerous of enemies. They encounter fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching Gobblers and the armoured bears and witch-clans of the Arctic. Finally, before reaching, perhaps, the republic of heaven, they must visit the land of the dead.

This adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, by Nicholas Wright, was first performed at the National Theatre in London in 2003.

Press Quotes

'Nicholas Wright... has risen to the challenge with brilliance'

Mail on Sunday

'"Unstageable" was the first reaction of the National Theatre's artistic director, Nicholas Hytner, to the idea of dramatising His Dark Materials. But last night's opening has triumphantly proved him wrong'

Sunday Times

'Children's theatre of an uncommon maturity and ambition... dazzling in just the right way... moments of heart-stopping simplicity'


'The hottest ticket in town long before press day... Book to see it next Christmas'

Financial Times
Paperback,256 pages ISBN: 9781854598318Publication Date:
26 Nov 2004
Size: 196mm x 132mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,256 pages ISBN: 9781780014814Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Philip Pullman:

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage

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Also by Nicholas Wright:

One Fine Day
Thérèse Raquin
Three Sisters
Vincent in Brixton
Travelling Light
The Slaves of Solitude
8 Hotels
Rattigan's Nijinsky
The Custom of the Country
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
The Last of the Duchess
Mrs Klein
John Gabriel Borkman
The Desert Air
The Reporter

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