It’s a busy few months for The Monster Hunters as the audio series draws to a close, but that’s not going to stop them as they will be making a brief re-appearance on stage as part of this year’s Camden Fringe.
The show, first performed as part of the 2011 London Horror Festival, will be at the Etcetera Theatre on the 4th and 5th August at 9pm. Anyone who’s been listening to the audio adventures of Roy and Lorrimer may notice a few similarities. Three of the episodes we’ve recorded started life as the stage show, but there’s a lot that’s different, by virtue of working in a different medium. There are great gags that work well on stage but just wouldn’t translate to audio. Episode three is a great example of this: it takes the idea of the Hand of Anubis and really fleshes it out, so to speak! It’s a very different piece on audio than on stage. We’re all looking forward to performing in front of a live audience again.
Back in the world of audio, episode 5 has just been released. The Voodoo Zombies of the Snake Woman sees Roy and Lorrimer investigating a subterrainian plague of zombies beneath the streets of London. You can download it from themonsterhunters.com and iTunes. Next month will see the thrilling conclusion to the series, as threads stretching as far back as episode 1 will be wrapped up.
THE MONSTER HUNTERS
4TH – 5TH AUGUST
Etcetera Theatre, Camden Town
TUBE: Camden Town
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The Wireless Theatre Company announced via Twitter on Thursday that Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back is their highest downloaded play of 2012 so far.
Recorded in front of a live audience last August as part of the Camden Fringe, Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back is a homage to the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce wartime adventures, as well the radio shows they performed on US radio. It sees Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson race to stop the machinations of an evil Nazi spy.
Sherlock Holmes Strikes Back was written by and starred Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock with Laura Marshall and Panny Skrivanos. You can download it here. Whilst you’re over there, why not check out some of the other great plays available? They’ve worked with a host of amazing names, including Julian Glover, Prunella Scales and Nicholas Parsons, and new content is always being added, all of the highest quality.
Later in the year you’ll be able to hear the second series of The Spring Heel Jack saga. I was thrilled to join the cast for episode one of this and I had a great couple of days with the cast and crew.
Episode 4 of The Monster Hunters has just been released and can be downloaded from themonsterhunters.com and iTunes.
The Hour of the Witch sees Roy and Lorrimer lock horns with a terrifying goat worshipping cult of witches!
Starring Matthew Woodcock and Peter Davis with Kate Quinn as Octavia, Kevin Haney as D.I. Grabber, Amy Larcombe as Janice and Andrea Cullum as Lillith.
Episode 5 is released on the 1st July
The Heir of the Dog, episode two of The Monster Hunters, is now available from themonsterhunters.com and iTunes.
Roy and Lorrimer travel to the isolated Devonshire home of Tony Hands, England’s richest man, to investigate sightings of a werewolf. But can even the most sophisticated security system protect our heroes from the wolf-based horror that threatens them? And just who is the mysterious Madeline Lockheart? The Heir of the Dog was written by and stars Peter Davis and Matthew Woodcock as Lorrimer Chesterfield and Roy Steel, with Panny Skrivanos as Tony Hands and Laura Marshall as Madeline Lockheart.
Episode three will be available May 1st.
My latest audio comedy, The Monster Hunters has just been given an excellent review by Geek Syndicate!
The geek culture website said episode one ‘has it’s tongue so firmly in it’s cheek that it threatens to rip said cheek apart and I loved every crazy minute of this audio parody.’
You can read the full review here, and don’t forget that The Monster Hunters can be heard from the website, themonsterhunters.com, and is also available on iTunes.