His Dark Materials (Stage Version) by Philip Pullman

By Philip Pullman

A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's striking award-winning delusion trilogy, first visible on the nationwide Theatre.

His darkish Materials takes us on an exhilarating trip via worlds conventional and unknown. For Lyra and may, its imperative characters, it is a coming of age and a remodeling religious event. Their nice quest calls for a savage fight opposed to the main risky of enemies. They come across fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching Gobblers and the armoured bears and witch-clans of the Arctic. eventually, earlier than achieving, probably, the republic of heaven, they have to stopover at the land of the dead.

Note to performers: even though conceived for a theatre with wealthy assets, this model is also staged in inventive methods with no assistance from subtle technology.

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'Children's theatre of an unusual adulthood and ambition... spectacular in exactly the correct way... moments of heart-stopping simplicity' - Independent

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I’ll ask it if I’m really safe from Mrs Coulter . . or if she’ll find me. The MEN watch sceptically as she sets the needles. The Madonna for her, and the baby for me, and this dragon thing, ’cause that means searching . . well, it’s one of the meanings. She holds it in front of her like a microphone. ’ She looks at the dial. The GYPTIANS get impatient. JOHN FAA. Well? LYRA. I’m trying! ) ‘Will Mrs Coulter find me? Will she . . ’ FARDER CORAM. Lyra, if you yell at it like a drunken donkey-driver, it’ll tell you nothing.

TONY. Aye, there’s a ship at harbour, leaving at midnight, under the captaincy of Lord John Faa himself, the Lord of the Western gyptians. And we’re sailing it up to the Arctic, to find them kids and to bring ’em back home! BEN. Look after yourself. TONY. Aye, stay out of trouble. They start to go. LYRA. Oh, Tony, listen . . I saw a photogram of a man in the snow with his hand held up, like this . . like he was calling me to the Arctic . . and Lord Asriel’s there, and Roger too, that I swore to rescue.

It’s her! PANTALAIMON. Run for it! She grabs the alethiometer and they climb out of the window. MRS COULTER appears in the doorway with the GOLDEN MONKEY. MRS COULTER. Lyra? Lyra, what are you doing? Come back at once! Oxford. Outside the MASTER’s study. There’s a big pile of luggage outside the door. The MASTER comes out, carrying another suitcase. He locks the door, turns to go and, to his great alarm, sees FRA PAVEL. MASTER. Fra Pavel! I thought you were in Geneva. FRA PAVEL. What are you doing?

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