His Dark Materials is a play written by Nicholas Wright, adapted from the eponymous trilogy of novels. Because of the length of the trilogy, the play is split into two parts. The play mostly follows the plot of the books. One significant difference is that Dr Mary Malone and her amber spyglass do not appear, with the role of the serpent being taken by Serafina Pekkala. The original play was directed by Nicholas Hytner.
The play premiered in 2003 in the Royal National Theatre's Olivier Theatre in London. The cast included Samuel Barnett as Pantalaimon, Dominic Cooper as Will Parry and Anna Martin as Lyra Silvertongue. In 2004 the play was revived, with a different cast.
The play won Olivier Awards for best set design and best lighting design in 2005.
- His Dark Materials (play) on Wikipedia
|His Dark Materials adaptions|
|Adaptions||His Dark Materials radio play • His Dark Materials stage play • The Golden Compass film • Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel|
|Music||Lyra • The Golden Compass soundtrack|
|Games||The Golden Compass board game • The Golden Compass video game|