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Tom Stoppard/Neil Gaiman Package

We’re always a broad church here at the Wheeler Centre and never more so than at Christmas time. Forget tinsel and fairy lights; we’re making our own festivities with two big events on the one big night. In back-to-back events, we celebrate two great and very different talents: Tom Stoppard and Neil Gaiman.

At 7pm, Tom Stoppard joins us to speak about a career that spans nearly half a century. The winner of an Academy Award, four Tonys and a Gold Lion, Tom is the creator of several classic works for stage and screen, including Shakespeare in Love and Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead.

At 9pm, enter Neil Gaiman. From Coraline to the Sandman, the controversial American Gods to Doctor Who, Neil has made his mark by bringing fantasy and sci-fi from the fringe and into the spotlight. Join us as Neil talks about his work, his adventures and why comics aren’t just for kids.

Tickets for each event can be purchased on their individual event pages or as a combination for a special festive price on this page.


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Portrait of Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Portrait of Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard is one of British theatre’s most prolific exports: a giant of modern playwriting, and one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation.


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