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When the time comes for the awarding of the next round of BBC Audio Drama Awards simply bestow everything upon the superbly atmospheric adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Across the course of a week Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra listeners were treated to a movie-of-the-mind rendering of Gaiman’s acclaimed dark fantasy about the people who fall through the cracks in society and end up in London Below, a mysterious subterranean realm that coexists with the more familiar London, known as London Above…

Read the rest of my review of the audio interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere over at HI! Magazine

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere


Neil Gaiman has now announced around 2/3 of the cast for the Neverwhere 6 part Radio 4 audio adaptation. A truly epic cast under the guidance of the talented Dirk Maggs…

James McAvoy (Richard)
Natalie Dormer (Door)
David Harewood (Marquis)
Sophie Okonedo (Hunter)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Islington)
Anthony Head (Croup)
David Schofield (Vandemar)
Bernard Cribbins (Old Bailey)
Romola Garai (Jessica)
Sir Christopher Lee (Earl of Earl’s Court)
Andrew Sachs (Tooley)
George Harris (Abbot)
Don Gilet (Fulingous, Ruislip, Blackfriar)
Abdul Salis (Sable, Sump, Clarence, Homeless Man)
Paul Chequer (Gary, Guard 2)
Lucy Cohu (Lamia)
Yasmin Paige (Anaesthesia, Tenant 2 – female, Match girl)
Johnny Vegas (Lord Ratspeaker)
Stephen Marcus (Varney, Homeless man, Letting agent, Guard 1)
Karen Archer (Sylvia, Old Woman, Dream Hawker, Mother…)

Neverwhere - Hello Neil

To date Neil Gaiman has confirmed several actors and the characters they are portraying in the audio adaptation of Neverwhere.

James McAvoy (Richard Mayhew)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Angel Islington)
Natalie Dormer (Door)
David Harewood (The Marquis de Carabas)
Anthony Head (Mr Croup)
David Shofield (Mr Vandemar)
Bernard Cribbins (Old Bailey)

Actors with unconfirmed roles.
Romola Garai (Jessica?)
Sophie Okonedo (Hunter?)
Andrew Scott (?)
Maureen Lipman (Lamia?)
Sir Christopher Lee (The Earl?)

NeverwhereComing in 2013 on BBC Radio 4 is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere with one of the most astonishing casts ever assembled for such a project, including…
James McAvoy (Richard Mayhew?)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Angel Islington, confirmed by Neil Gaiman)
Romola Garai (Door?)
David Harewood (The Marquis de Carabas, confirmed by Neil Gaiman)
Sophie Okonedo (Hunter?)
Andrew Scott (Mr Croup?)
Anthony Head (Mr Vandemar?)
Bernard Cribbins (Old Bailey?)
Maureen Lipman
Sir Christopher Lee

Neverwhere - Radio 4 - Benedict Cumberbatch

Neverwhere - Radio 4 - Sir Christopher Lee

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere on stage in January 2012For the first time in the UK Neil Gaiman’s classic fantasy novel will take to the stage from 19-28 January 2012 at the Progress Theatre in Reading, Berkshire.

Follow the hapless Richard Mayhew as he finds himself on a quest through the eerie underworld of London Below, with its rich assortment of speaking rates, lost souls and professional killers.

Set largely in the damp sewers and tube stations of London this is a vivid and fantastical tale which has never before been performed in the UK.

More information can be found here.