His Dark Materials (stage version)

Cast: Large mixed cast (minimum 25)

Staging: Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £125 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781854598318Publication Date:
11 Nov 2004
Size: 196mm x 132mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781780014814Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2003, revived 2004

His Dark Materials (stage version)

By Philip Pullman Adapted by Nicholas Wright

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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.

Note to performers: although conceived for a theatre with rich resources, this adaptation can also be staged in imaginative ways without the aid of sophisticated technology.

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'

Independent

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

Financial Times

Cast: Large mixed cast (minimum 25)

Staging:Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £125 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781854598318Publication Date:
11 Nov 2004
Size: 196mm x 132mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 256 pages ISBN: 9781780014814Publication Date:
8 Oct 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Philip Pullman:

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

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Also by Nicholas Wright:

Cressida
John Gabriel Borkman
Rattigan's Nijinsky
Vincent in Brixton
The Reporter
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Naked
Travelling Light
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
Thérèse Raquin (stage version)
Lulu
The Custom of the Country
One Fine Day
Treetops
Three Sisters
Mrs Klein
The Desert Air
The Last of the Duchess
Regeneration (stage version)

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