Synopses & Reviews
“‘Unstageable’ was the first reaction of the National Theatre’s artistic director, Nicholas Hytner, to the idea of dramatizing His Dark Materials. But last night’s opening night has triumphantly proved him wrong.”—The Sunday Times
Nicholas Wright has revisited his adaptation of Philip Pullman’s best-selling fantasy trilogy, tightening and improving it, and this revised version is to be published alongside the reopening in the National Theatre’s 20042005 season.
The National Theatre's mega-hit in a new version.
About the Author
Philip Pullman is the author of of several novels for adults and children, but it was the His Dark Materials trilogy that gained him world-wide fame and made him the first children's writer to win the Whitbread Award. Nicholas Wright's Vincent in Brixton won rave reviews and the Olivier Award for Best Play. The West End production was subsequently seen on Broadway. His adaptations include Pirandello's Naked and Wedekind's Lulu, as well as the new His Dark Materials and Chekhov's Three Sisters, both for the National Theatre in London.