Sam Mendes executive produces new Audible Original podcast

A brand new Audible Original dramatization of David Copperfield is being executive produced by Academy Award-winning film director Sam Mendes.

It features a star-studded cast including BAFTA nominated actor, Ncuti Gatwa in the title role, Helena Bonham Carter, Theo James, Jessie Buckley, Richard Armitage, Jack Lowden and Toby Jones.

David Copperfield is the second in Sam Mendes’ Dickens collaboration with Audible, following the success of Oliver Twist which released last year.

As with Sam Mendes’ Oliver Twist, David Copperfield will be released globally by Audible and is being recorded in Audible’s state-of-the-art-studio in London, as well as in the Charles Dickens Museum, bringing the sounds of the capital that inspired Dickens’ masterpieces to the fully dramatized productions using Dolby Atmos sound.

Sam Mendes said: “I’m thrilled to continue my collaboration with Audible after the success of Oliver Twist and where better to go next than to David Copperfield, which for so many – and indeed for Dickens himself – is a favourite amongst his canon. 

“We have an outstanding cast, led by the incomparable Ncuti Gatwa whose amazing comic timing brings new dimensions to the character of David.

“In the sound design we’ve leaned into hyper realism so that the listener really feels like they’re on the journey with David through his misfortunes and triumphs. Another feast for the ears.”

Aurelie de Troyer, Head of Content UK and Canada at Audible added: “We are delighted to be working with the incredible Sam Mendes again in the next instalment of our Dickens collaboration.

“David Copperfield features rich storytelling and who better to breathe new life into the character of David, than the shining star that is Ncuti Gatwa in his audio drama acting debut.

“The cast in sensational and the cinematic sound design will transport listeners to Dickens’ world as soon as they hit play.”

Sam Mendes’ David Copperfield is available to pre-order now at on Audible and will be released on 30 November 2023.

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