After the success of the 2015 Good Omens radio play and 2013’s Neverwhere, BBC Radio is in the process of adapting Neil Gaiman’s Stardust… and another Neverwhere-ish special feature.
Dirk Maggs, who directed both of the previous Gaiman radio plays will be back for Stardust, following the adventures of young Tristran Thorne and Yvaine–a fallen star that Tristran intends to bring back to his beloved. Set for a holiday time slot in December, the play will star Matthew Beard as Tristran and Sophie Rundle as Yvaine. BBC Radio 4 recently Tweeted this photo of the whole crew:
But that’s not all! If you can’t wait until December, another play will be coming in November; fans of Neverwhere will be pleased to hear that an adaptation of “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” is also in the works. This is particularly exciting as Paterson Joseph–who played the Marquis de Carabas in the very first production of Neverwhere back in 1996–will reprise the role. The production is said to include surprise cameos, and will also feature Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) resuming his role as Old Bailey, which he played in the 2013 radio production. Here is a picture of the cast:
You can take a peek at the official press release and cast breakdowns over on RadioTimes!