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Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

The master storyteller reflects on reinventing the modern classic Good Omens for the screen, joined by stars of the series David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

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.

Chairing the conversation is journalist, broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark.

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.’

Kirsty Wark presents the BBC’s flagship nightly current affairs show Newsnight, and has conducted long-form interviews with everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Madonna, Harold Pinter to Pete Doherty, Damien Hirst to George Clooney and the likes of Toni Morrison, Donna Tartt and Philip Roth.

Wark has won several major awards for her work, including BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter.

Her debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, was published in 2014. She is currently writing her second novel.

Dates & times

29 May 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Wed 29 May 2019
      • 7:30 pm
        British Sign Language / Speech to Text

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20, £25

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Ticketing
A limited number of exclusive signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book are available for £20 when you buy a ticket to the event, to be collected on the night.

If the option to purchase a book does not appear during booking, there are no more signed copies available.

Unsigned copies of the book are available to purchase at the event.

Access information
This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT) by Vicky Lamb and Benjamin G.

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