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The Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel, Halifax

March 2015

Richard  Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull  job and a pretty but demanding fiancee. Then one night he stumbles  across a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her - and the  life he knows vanishes like smoke.

Several  hours later, the girl is gone too. And by the following morning Richard  Mayhew has been erased from his world. His bank cards no longer work,  taxi drivers won't stop for him, his landlord rents his apartment out to  strangers. He has become invisible, and inexplicably consigned to a  London of shadows and darkness, a city of monsters and saints, murderers  and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer  canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks  of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is  Neverwhere.

For  this is the home of Door, the mysterious girl whom Richard rescued in  the London Above. A personage of great power and nobility in this murky,  candlelit realm, she is on a mission to discover the cause of her  family's slaughter, and in doing so preserve this strange underworld  kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it. And with nowhere  else to turn, Richard Mayhew must now join the Lady Door's entourage in  their determined - and possibly fatal - quest.

For  the dread journey ever-downward - through bizarre anachronisms and  dangerous incongruities, and into dusty corners of stalled time - is  Richard's final hope, his last road back to a "real" world that is  growing disturbingly less real by the minute.

Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric from the novel by Neil Gaiman.


Rat Speaker - Abigail

Mr Croup - Charles

Fortune Teller - Charlotte

Richard Mayhew - Chris

Door - Colette

Master Longtail/Puppeteer - Daniel

Lord Rat Speaker - Flynn

Tooley - George

Jessica - Georgie

Mr Vandemar - Jack

Anaesthesia - Joanne

Varney - Jonathan

The Angel Islington - Josephine

Brother Sable - Jujin

Hunter - Layla

Lamia - Molly

Station Announcer - Olivia

Crrrpllrrr/Puppeteer - Penny

Sylvia - Rachel C

Old Bailey - Rachel J

Abbot - Robin

Estate Agent - Ruth

Gary - Sam

Marquis de Carabas - Sol

Earl's Retainer - Sophie

The Earl of Earl's Court - Tom

Directed by Gillie Kerrod & Stephen Finegold

Choreography by Katie Allcott & Daniel Cox (assistant)

Puppets by Jenny Birch

Fight Direction by Ian Stapleton & Stephen Finegold

Lighting by Matt Blackmore

Sound by Richard Olive

Set by Tony Clark

Props by Jenny Birch

Costume by Adelle Beswick, Josephine Finegold & Alison Roberts

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