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Playing in the Dark: Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Author Neil Gaiman reads from his best-selling books, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and special guests in music by Dukas, Gershwin, Sibelius, Sullivan, Herrmann, and Wagner.

Neil Gaiman is one of the great storytellers of our time, his work loved by fans of all ages in books, films, on TV and in the theatre. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra, along with special guests David Tennant and Amanda Palmer, for a walk on the dark side, reading from his best-selling books, weaving together his dystopian visions with music to thrill and excite the senses on a chilled December day. On the music menu the BBC SO performs music by Dukas, Gershwin, Sibelius, Sullivan, Wagner, Herrmann, and Britten.

Recorded at the Barbican on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

Neil Gaiman (narrator)
Amanda Palmer (singer)
David Tennant (narrator)
Simon Butteriss (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mihhail Gerts (conductor)

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2 hours, 28 minutes

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