Continuing the screenings of the National Theatre Live at Rialto Theatre is The Book of Dust later this month, also known as La Belle Sauvage. Set 12 years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their demons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground-breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. “A theatrical marvel,” is how the Guardian described this adaptation, while the British Theatre wrote it was “the most wonderfully evocative, romantic and dramatic bit of set projection you will see all year.” April 19’s screening at 6.30pm in Limassol will be broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.
The Book of Dust
Broadcast from National Theatre Live. April 19. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 6.30pm. €10, 12. With English subtitles. www.rialto.com.cy. Tel: 7777-7745