New editions of five Neil Gaiman novels are being launched by Headline this month, backed by two virtual events with Fane Productions.
Headline is releasing new editions of Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane under the banner “Neil Gaiman. With stories come possibilities”.
The first of two celebratory events is streamed on 29th March and will discuss American Gods, which celebrates its 20th anniversary with year, alongside Anansi Boys. It will feature Gaiman in conversation with Adjoa Andoh, plus readings by actors Ricky Whittle and Jacob Anderson.
Andoh, who played Lady Danbury in Netflix smash-hit “Bridgerton”, and Anderson, who played Grey Worm in “Game of Thrones”, both starred in the 2017 BBC Radio 4 production of the Locus award-winning Anansi Boys. Whittle leads the cast as Shadow Moon in Amazon Prime Video’s Emmy-nominated “American Gods”, the third series of which has just concluded.
The second event, streamed on 9th April, will explore Neverwhere, Stardust and the National Book Award- and Locus award-winning The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Gaiman will be in conversation with Booker shortlistee Elif Shafak and the event will feature readings by leading actors Paterson Joseph and Sarah Alexander. Joseph has played the Marquis de Carabas in several productions of Neverwhere, including the original 1996 BBC TV series. Alexander played the witch Empusa in the 2007 feature film adaptation of Stardust.
Following the world premiere of Joel Horwood's stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which opened to critical acclaim at the National Theatre in London in late 2019, this event will also include an exclusive first look at the new trailer for the production's West End transfer, which is slated to open at the Duke of York's Theatre in London in October this year.
All event attendees will also have the option with their ticket to donate to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, for whom Gaiman is a goodwill ambassador.
More than 1,000 books have been sold along with tickets for the events so far. For more information, visit the website.
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