His Dark Materials at the National Theatre...
Into this wild abyss,
The womb of nature and perhaps her grave,
Of neither sea, nor shore, nor air, nor fire,
But all these in their pregnant causes mixed
Confusedly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless th'almighty maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more worlds,
Into this wild abyss the wary fiend
Stood on the brink of hell and looked a while,
Pondering his voyage...
John Milton Paradise Lost Book II
Last night at the Olivier was amazing, incredible, fantastic, must-see, funny, sad, casually violent, well-acted, epic, thought-provoking, well reviewed, 3 hours long, star-studded, anti-church, pro-humanity, and... sold-out. And that was just Part I. Part II is tonight. Can't wait.
UPDATE: Last night's Part II was as amazing as Part I - or maybe even better. We squealed with delight. If you can somehow get a ticket you have to go.