Reviewed By: komodo
Review Date: 5/26/17 12:48 am
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Victorian England is a very busy place which the Doctor has now visited a little over 2,671 times. To be fair this allows the writer to focus on introducing character and plot rather than go into detail about the setting. Dropping the TARDIS into a Victorian gentlemen's club makes for an easy to follow opening and we can quickly identify what is going on.
Despite all the simplicity, I found this to be quite enjoyable as it simply focuses on character and plot, sets up some clever cliff hangers and allows the characters to drive the story.
Teegan has some great lines which makes it even better. Quite frankly its worth listening to just to here who she thinks is clubbable.
Adric has some opportunities, but not as many as he did in the last story, while Nyssa is just kind of 'there'.
The quality acting really comes from characters like Peabody, The Red Queen and Edward that make this a treat to listen to.
Phil Mulryne has not written many audios for Big Finish, but he does write the fifth Doctor well and he does know the characters he is working with. My feeling is that his best work is yet to come.
Perhaps a more complex plot would have stripped this of its subtle elegance. I will certainly listen to this again.