In 2003 the National Theatre presented the stage premiere of Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials. Oberon Books takes you behind the scenes of the most ambitious and magical theatrical events in recent years.
In The Art of Darkness: Staging the Philip Pullman Trilogy, Robert Butler tells the story of this theatrical epic from first rehearsal to first night, taking the reader on a back stage journey of a production unrivalled in its narrative scope and staging. His Dark Materials involves technologies old and new, and The Art of Darkness presents a unique inside account of how the magic of Philip Pullman’s world was created on stage in front of a live audience. Whether you saw the play or were unable to get tickets for this sell out production, this is the book that will make you feel you were part of it from the very beginning.