❉ The Sixth Doctor grapples with the realisation that brilliance as an author doesn’t always mean brilliance as a person.
Colin Baker, Miranda Raison and Lisa Greenwood star as the Sixth Doctor, Mrs Constance Clark, and Flip Jackson in Doctor Who: The Lovecraft Invasion, a brand new full-cast audio drama written by Robert Valentine, due for release in June 2020.
Landing in New England in the 1930s, the time-travelling trio must grapple with the realisation that brilliance as an author doesn’t always mean brilliance as a person.
The Doctor, Constance and Flip join forces with 51st century bounty hunter, Calypso Jonze, to hunt down the Somnifax: a weaponised mind-parasite capable of turning its host’s nightmares into physical reality. Chasing it through the time vortex to Providence, Rhode Island in 1937, they arrive too late to stop it from latching onto a local author of weird fiction… Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
With time running out before Lovecraft’s monstrous pantheon breaks free and destroys the world, the Doctor must enter Lovecraft’s mind to fight the psychic invader from within. Can he and Flip overcome the eldritch horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos? And will Constance and Calypso survive babysitting the infamously xenophobic Old Gentleman of Providence himself?
Writer, Rob Valentine said: “The Lovecraft Invasion is my way of combining two of my favourite things – Doctor Who and the works of H. P. Lovecraft – whilst simultaneously attempting to grapple with the problem of loving Lovecraft’s stories but not his racism. As the Doctor, Constance and Flip struggle to separate the author from his work, hopefully so will the listener.
“It was a mash-up I’d wanted to do for a long time, and quite honestly I couldn’t believe it hadn’t been done already. The heading of my original treatment was, ‘Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Cthulhu Mythos’, and that’s probably as good a description of it as any.”
DOCTOR WHO: THE LOVECRAFT INVASION
Duration: 120 minutes approx.
Released: June 2020, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Director: Scott Handcock
Producer: John Ainsworth
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: John Ainsworth
Written by: Robert Valentine
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery
❉ ‘Doctor Who: The Lovecraft Invasion’ is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD or digital download from www.bigfinish.com. Pre-order: £14.99 (collector’s edition CD) £12.99 (download).
❉ News source: Big Finish Productions.
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