New adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust planned for Radio 4
Following the success of Neil Gaiman adaptations Neverwhere and Good Omens (the latter co-written with the late Terry Pratchett), Radio 4 has announced that another of the offbeat author’s books is in the works as a special audio play this winter – Stardust, previously brought to audiences in a 2007 film starring Claire Danes and Robert De Niro.
Adapted by Neverwhere and Good Omens director Dirk Maggs, the two-part drama will follow the story of Tristran Thorn, a young man on Earth who ends up crossing to a magical dimension to seek a fallen star for the woman he loves.
Upon finding it, however, Tristran realises that the star has become a young woman called Yvaine – and with other star-hunters on their tail, the pair must band together to travel the land of Fairie and escape the danger.
As the official release goes on:
Encountering Little Hairy Men, witches, and lightning-hunting sky pirates along the way, Tristran is about to uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams at his journey’s end.
The cast of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust
The full-cast audio drama will star Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) as Tristran and Sophie Rundle (Happy Valley) as Yvaine, with other stars including Charlotte Riley, Frances Barber, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kevin Eldon, Paul Kaye, Aisling Loftus, Blake Ritson, Eleanor Bron, Maggie Steed, Alex McQueen and Nicholas Boulton.