I have just finished listening to the BBC Radio production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. It is exciting to hear one of my favorite novels transformed into such drama; nothing unlocks inspiration quite like hearing a story unfold, and letting the visuals come to life inside the imagination. Neverwhere, though it has its short-comings, is one of the richest worlds ever created... from the streets of London Above to the sewers Below, to conversations with rat lords and the bustle and chatter and chaos of the floating market. It has its own rules, legends, and dangers. The first episode made for an excellent, transporting hour that I was sad to see (or rather, hear) end.
Episodes will be broadcast in 30 minute episodes this week through Friday, and then they will be available until the end of March. Neverwhere features the voice talents of James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Bernard Cribbins, David Harewood, Sophie Okondeo and Natalie Dormer. Visit Mr. Gaiman's blog for a fun cast photo.
|Click on this cast photo for a link to the program website!|
Trust me - you want to make yourself an artist date and lose yourself in London Below this week!