Anansi Boys
BBC radio adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story

BBCR4 2017

by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Dirk Maggs

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys comes to Radio 4, with a stellar cast, and a specially commissioned song written and performed by Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones's Grey Worm) who makes his radio debut as Fat Charlie Nancy, a South London boy whose dad is trouble. And not just your standard, run of the mill kind of trouble: more like, your trickster God and master of mischief and storytelling kind of trouble.

Jacob Anderson is a musician (as Raleigh Ritchie) as well as an actor. Starring as Fat Charlie, a young man who struggles to find his voice, he has also written and performed a specially commissioned song - Charlie's Song - which forms part of the magical fabric of Anansi Boys.

This is Dirk Maggs's fifth adaptation of a Neil Gaiman novel for Radio 4

Fat Charlie Nancy - Jacob Anderson
Mr Nancy - Lenny Henry
Spider - Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Narrator - Joseph Marcell
Rosie Noah - Sheila Atim
Mrs Anansi - Angela Wynter
Mrs Higler - Tanya Moodie
Mrs Noah - Donna Kroll
Mrs Dunwiddy - Cecilia Noble
Graham Coates - Julian Rhind-Tutt
Maive Livingstone - Julie Hesmondhalgh
Tiger - Ariyon Bakare
Preacher - Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Annie - Isabella Inchbald
Sister - Souda Bucha?
Bartender - Adam Fitzgerald
Young Charlie Nancy - Josiah Chutta?

Author - Neil Gaiman
Adaptor - Dirk Maggs
Director - Allegra McIlroy
Producer - Allegra McIlroy

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