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Big Finish To Release More Dark Shadows
By James Whittington, Monday 9th December 2013

Dark Shadows ImageBig Finish has announced details of the 2014 series of Dark Shadows Dramatic Readings. As ever, the series will feature characters both old and new facing a terrifying array of spooky horrors.

The series kicks off in January with Curtain Call, by television and radio writer David Lemon. In 1857, Leticia Faye (Nancy Barrett), a music hall singer and psychic finds herself embroiled with the mysterious showman Joshua King (Peter Brooke) and his new religion.

February's release, The Harvest of Souls, is by returning writer James Goss. A dark character study featuring Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott) it explores her state of mind following the devastating events of this Halloween's Beyond the Grave. The story also features Jonathon Marx as Sheriff Jim Hardy and Colin Baker as the mysterious Gerald Conway.

March sees the return of Amy Jennings (Stephanie Ellyne) in The Happier Dead. Despite her best attempts to escape the supernatural, Amy finds herself in a hospital in which nobody dies. The story, by theatre playwright Adam Usden, also features the return of Sabrina Jennings (Lisa Richards).

Sabrina takes centre stage in April's Carriage Of The Damned by new writer Alan Flanagan. Determined to find a cure for her werewolf curse, Sabrina boards a train on which she hopes to find the head of long-dead warlock Gerard Stiles. The story also sees the return of Hallie Stokes to Dark Shadows, with Kathleen Cody reprising her role after over forty years.

Private detective Tony Peterson (Jerry Lacy) and the witch Cassandra (Lara Parker) return in May's The Devil Cat. The story, by Mark Thomas Passmore, sees them facing their greatest challenge yet – the English aristocracy.

The Darkest Shadow, featuring Quentin Collins (David Selby) and Amanda Harris (Donna McKechnie) completes the series in June. The story, by award-winning writer Nev Fountain, presents a previously untold encounter between the two immortal lovers.

The plays will be released from January through to June and are available to pre-order now – individually or as part of a six-story subscription package.

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