DOCTOR WHO: THE BEAST OF ORLOK

Download it from bigfinish.com on 04/04/09!

THIRD IN the run of brand new Eighth Doctor adventures is The Beast of Orlok, which finds the Doctor (Paul McGann) and Lucie Miller (Sheridan Smith) in Germany, where they encounter a creature unlike anything either of them has seen before. Like the previous stories, The Beast of Orlok will be released on CD, but customers who can?t wait until May for that will be able to buy part one on Saturday 4th April – with part two the following week – from the Big Finish website (www.bigfinish.com). Each episode premieres at 6pm.

Writer and director Barnaby Edwards has assembled a fantastic guest cast, including Miriam Margolyes as Frau Tod: ?a no-nonsense landlady who has a sharp tongue and a mean left hook? and Samuel Barnett as her son Hans. ?Nothing can quite prepare you for the extraordinary firecracker of energy, talent, humour, intelligence and generosity that is Miriam Margolyes,? enthuses Edwards. ?I think it took most of us less than half an hour to
progress from initial discombobulation to undying admiration. If I could choose one person to work with for the rest of my life, it would be Miriam. She’s a cosmic phenomenon in human form.?
As for Barnett, ?I cast Sam on the strength of his central performance in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, for which he received both a Tony and Olivier award nomination. I wanted someone young, articulate, witty, intelligent and sincere for the role of Hans. Sam has those qualities in spades.?
As for Edwards? biggest triumph, ?In keeping with the Hollywood Gothic feel of The Beast of Orlok, I wanted to do a full-blown filmic montage in the style of those old Universal Studios horror movies like The Bride of Frankenstein. But it’s a very tricky device to achieve, especially when you don’t have any visuals to help you out: the danger is that it becomes unclear where the various sets of characters are at any one time. I spent days working out the precise pacing and aural scene transitions, and it took a great deal of work in post-production, but I’m delighted with the result.?

Full Innsmouth Audio Details

The Shadow Over Innsmouth Audio Drama CD
The Shadow Over Innsmouth Audio Drama CD

The Shadow Over Innsmouth is the fourth in the continuing series of full cast 1930s style radio dramas? of an H P Lovecraft story from the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. This is exclusively available to order with Shopscifi.co.uk

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Shadow Over Innsmouth is much in the style of The (Orwellian) War of the Worlds adaptation. A with a huge cast of professional actors (bulked by audio contributions from a number of fans around the world doing deep one Croaks), exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Discover what fate has in store for you as you delve into this cherished tale of ichthyic horrors.

In addition to the full 77 minute radio drama on CD, there is a bundle of carefully made props relating to the story to enhance your listening experience:

? A clipping from the New York Evening Graphic describing the government raid on Innsmouth

? A genuine matchbook from Innsmouth’s historic Gilman House Hotel

? A souvenir postcard from the Newburyport Historical Society with a picture of their prized Innsmouth tiara. The illustration was created for HPLHS by noted fantasy artist Keith Thompson

? A hand-drawn map of Innsmouth on the wrapping paper of the First National grocery chain. And yes, it really is “scratch-n-sniff”. Ew.

All of this means that the CD case will almost literally be bursting at the seams. As with the other relasese you wil lhave to have a nice safe place to store these extras as with the previous 3 titles you will not be able to figure out how they all fitted.

RRP in the UK is 14.99 – currently only available at Shopscifi.co.uk. Please note they are awaitig stock so it might not ship to customers before Christmas