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    Author: Neil Gaiman
    Published by: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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A brand new BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning fairytale, merging Snow White and Sleeping Beauty to enchanting effect.

In a mountain kingdom far away, a young queen prepares for her wedding, believing her future is sealed. But when three dwarves bring news of a sleeping sickness sweeping across her realm, she knows she cannot stand by and do nothing. As a girl, she survived her own long, magical sleep, so she must try to turn back this new plague and save her people.

Abandoning her bridal finery, she dons her armour instead, and rides out to a castle at the very heart of the sleeping lands. There, she finds a beautiful princess, sound asleep, and a very old woman, forever awake. With no handsome prince in sight, the queen wakes the princess in the traditional way - but things are not as they seem, and it will take more than a kiss to ensure everyone lives happily ever after…

Penelope Wilton, Gwendoline Christie, Ralph Ineson and Neil Gaiman himself are among the star cast in this captivating fable of love, loss, hope and destiny.

This release is an extended cut of the story broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and features an exclusive introduction from Neil Gaiman.

Credits Written by Neil Gaiman Adapted by Katie Hims

Directed and produced by Allegra McIlroy

Recorded remotely by Sharon Hughes and John Benton

Sound design by Sharon Hughes A BBC Audio North Production


The Narrator/The Old Woman - Dame Penelope Wilton

The Queen - Gwendoline Christie

The Home Secretary - Neil Gaiman

The First Dwarf - Ralph Ineson

The Second Dwarf - Stefan Adegbola

The Third Dwarf/The Prince/The Tinker/The Woodcutter - Ian Dunnett Jnr

The Pot Girl/The Young Girl/The Mother - Cecilia Appiah The Maid/The Other Woman/The Stepmother - Emma Handy

The Father/The Inn Keeper/The Bandit - Roger Ringrose The Child - Milton Dighton

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26 December 2020


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