Extra His Dark Materials performances added

Extra His Dark Materials performances added

We are delighted to announce that the forthcoming run of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials will be extended by a week due to popular demand.

The production, which opens on 11 March, was due to run until 13 April, but will now run for an extra six performances until 18 April.

Rachel Kavanaugh, The REP’s Artistic Director and Director of the show, says of the extended run: “We are delighted with the response to His Dark Materials particularly in light of the current financial climate. By extending the run for a further week we hope that more families will be able to enjoy Philip Pullman’s wonderful stories.”

Pullman’s bestselling trilogy has been adapted for the stage into two plays. The story follows the adventures of Lyra and Will as they embark on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. They encounter fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching ‘gobblers’ and armoured bears. Many of these creatures will be brought to life by a specialist puppet company, Blind Summit.

The production of His Dark Materials will be an epic undertaking with an acting company of 25, more than 15 puppets, hundreds of props, around 80 costumes and 81 scene changes.

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