Playing in the Dark

Neil Gaiman and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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An evening of words and music with best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

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 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 for a chilled November evening.

The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.

£10

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Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm

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