Part One of a two part story – Find out dates and book for Part Two
His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. Adapted from Philip Pullman’s three novels into two full-length plays, Nicholas Wright’s stage version directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, promises to be an exciting theatrical event.
Philip Pullman’s magical story unfolds in a world where young girl Lyra lives in an Oxford very like our own, but strangely different with other people’s souls brought to life as animal companions, known as daemons.
When Lyra overhears her Uncle, Lord Asriel, arguing with the religious authorities about mysterious “dust”, she embarks on an incredible journey to the Arctic to try and discover the truth. She meets the dangerously enticing Mrs Coulter and learns the secrets of the truth-telling Alethiometer. Along the way she encounters fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – armoured bears, flying witches and child-catching Gobblers.
In an eerie deserted city, Lyra meets a young boy, Will, who is on the run. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon of all – a magical knife that can take them to parallel worlds.
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The main auditorium at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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Past events in this season
Philip Pullman talks about his epic trilogy *His Dark Materials* in this special Spotlight
A thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown
"Grabs you by the throat and won't let you go"
It must be love!
Chantal Hopkins’ surreal drama.