His Dark Materials (Parts 1 & 2)

By Nicholas Wright (based on the novels Philip Pullman)


His Dark Materials Parts 1 and 2 is a brilliant adaptation by Nicholas Wright of Philip Pullman’s best-selling trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The plays were first performed at The National Theatre in 2004. Essentially a love story, His Dark Materials revolves around Lyra and Will, two young teenagers from different worlds. The pair join forces and share adventures beyond their wildest imaginings as Lyra strives to find her best friend Roger and Will searches for his lost father.

As their friendship deepens, the teenagers are drawn into a cosmic battle between good and evil, encountering armoured bears, soul-eating Spectres, witches from Northern Lands and terrifying Harpies in The Land of the Dead before they face their human foes in a final, breath-taking battle.

Following Next Stage Youth’s sell-out Autumn 2017 production of Goodnight Mister Tom this talented youth company now take on an even more ambitious project. The adult company was one of the first non-professional groups in the country to stage this epic story in 2007, performing both in Bath and at the world-renowned Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Ten years on, Next Stage’s talented youth company of forty 11-18 year olds is proud to stage the company’s third revival of these plays.

This is an epic journey for actors and audiences alike. Stunning costumes and masks, an original musical score, special effects and lighting designed for the fast-moving and complex plot make this a theatrical event not to be missed.

His Dark Materials (Parts 1 & 2)
Dates: Tue 13 Feb - Sat 17 Feb 2018 @ 7:30pm
Location: The Mission Theatre, Bath
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 Concessions)
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