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Talk Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

Photo: Kimberly Butler

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Genre: Talk with live subtitling


The master storyteller reflects on reinventing the modern classic Good Omens for the screen.

Before he died in 2015, Sir Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together thirty years ago.

Ahead of the series launching on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, hear from Gaiman himself about adapting the novel as well as being the showrunner for the series, which stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few.

For one night only, Gaiman speaks about bringing his original collaboration with Pratchett to life, the differences between page and screen, how the characters continue to surprise him and why this wicked comedy about Armageddon remains relevant today.

Gaiman is the bestselling author and creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for all ages, including Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of American Gods.

The recipient of numerous literary honours, he has written scripts for Doctor Who, had work adapted for film, television, radio and opera, and collaborated with authors and illustrators including Dave McKean and Chris Riddell. His Sandmanseries is established as one of the classic graphic novels.

In 2017, Gaiman became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. As George RR Martin says, ‘There’s no one quite like Neil Gaiman.’

This event will be live subtitled by Stagetext working with MyClearText.


Event details

Wed 29 May 2019, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

Phone: 020 7960 4200 (Ticket Office)

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Royal Festival Hall

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