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DetailsHis Dark Materials
takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it s a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest demands a savage struggle against the most dangerous of enemies. They encounter fantastical creatures in parallel worlds - rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching Gobblers and the armoured bears and witch-clans of the Arctic. Finally, before reaching, perhaps, the republic of heaven, they must visit the land of the dead. Running time 3 hrsPerformers Lesley Manville (Ms Coulter), David Harewood (Lord Asriel), Elaine Symons (Lyra), Michael Legge (Will), Adjoa Andoh (Serafina Pekkala), John Carlisle (Lord Boreal), Michelle Dockery (Jessie), Don Gallagher (Iofur Raknison/Jeptha Jones), Ian Gelder (John Faa), Jamie Harding (Pantalaimon), Darren Hart (Roger), Leo Kay (Golden Monkey), David Killick (Farder Coram), Samantha Lawson (Lilly), Elliot Levey (Brother Jasper/Kaisa), Emma Manton (Stelmaria), Iain Mitchell (Professor Hopcraft), Victoria Moseley (Salcilia), Helen Murton (Daisy), Nick Sampson (Fra Pavel), Mark Bailey (Billy Costa), Vanessa Earl (Mrs Lonsdale), Pascal Langdale (Ben), Chike Okonkwo (Dr Cade), Harry Peacock (Tony Costa), Alan Perrin (Lee Scoresby), Alistair Petrie (Iorek), Dodger Phillips (Dr West), Samuel Roukin (Thorold/Balthamos), Rachel Sandars (Ruta Skadi/Betty).
Book by Philip Pullman. Adapted by Nicholas Wright. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Giles Cadle. Costume Jon Morrell. Other Michael Curry (puppets). Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Aletta Collins. Music Jonathan Dove. Director Terry King (fights). Sound Paul Groothuis. Other Thomas Gray (video projection designer). Other Yuri Tanaka (computer graphics designer).
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