Chiswick based performer, Brad Shaw today announced the launch of the audiobook of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland for NHS.
A total of 159 voice actors and celebrities have come together to record Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, with each performer reading one minute of the novel. Those involved include Gyles Brandreth, Ruth Jones, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Palin, Harriet Walter, Christopher Biggins, John Challis, Henry Goodman, Angela Griffin, Patricia Hodge, Alex Jennings, Griff Rhys Jones, Phyllis Logan, Kevin McNally, and eight cast members of The Archers. The project is in aid of the NHS Charities Together and has so far raised over £4000, including generous donations from the readers themselves.
The book was originally released five readers at a time over a month period in lockdown.
Brad Shaw said today, “As someone with ‘underlying health conditions’, I’m one of the twelve-week isolators. As a project I asked the pro voice artists community to record a minute of Alice in Wonderland and donate a tenner to the NHS. Within days, I had filled all 159 slots, and they are all wonderful. It’s been a fabulous life-affirming project. A real celebration of the human voice and spirit.”
Wonderland Challenge was created by voice artist Brad Shaw (@bradshawvoice) to bring actors and voice artists together for a creative project, and to give back to the frontline NHS workers. Shaw is in self-isolation due to a stage 3 melanoma.
‘Alice in Wonderland for NHS’ is released for sale this Friday 3 July exclusively from: www.bradshawvoice.com/wonderland. 50% of the sale price goes to NHS Charities Together, 20% + $0.30/copy goes to Awesound, the releasing platform and the remainder will be used for marketing.