Listen to BBC Radio’s Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere”
I don’t know why radioplays haven’t really caught on in the States, but rest assured BBC Radio’s got us covered with an amazing adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.
Unlike my previous Audible recs, Neverwhere utilizes a full cast to great effect. James McAvoy plays the incredulous Richard Mayhew, using his actual Scottish accent rather than the phony English one he usually adopts when on screen, and Margaery Tyrell, aka Natalie Dormer, plays the intrepid Door.
This is a bedtime story done by professionals as other imminent British favorites, like Sir Christopher Lee and Benedict Cumberbatch, also appear in the cast. There’s quality acting here. At one point during the blooper reel, it was revealed that Anthony Head nearly choked on some marbles trying to imitate the sound of Mr. Croup chomping down on a porcelain figurine.
It’s seriously three hours of Gaiman adventure and fun with an extra 25 minutes of extended scenes and outtakes of these highly professional actors gaffing or generally taking the mickey out of each other. What’s not to love about that?