Doctor Who: Mask of Tragedy

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 24 & 25 Feb 2014
  • Date released
  • September 2014
  • Written by
  • James Goss
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Tom Webster

Cast

  • The Doctor
  • Sylvester McCoy
  • Ace
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Hector
  • Philip Olivier
  • Aristophanes
  • Samuel West
  • Cleon
  • Alisdair Simpson
  • Adonia
  • Lysistrata
  • Emily Tucker
  • Tyrgius
  • Slave Trader
  • Boy
  • Russell Bentley
  • Telephus
  • Cisyphus
  • Old Man
  • Tim Treloar

Synopsis

Athens, 421 BC. An ancient civilisation of philosophers and poets and the birthplace of theatre. The Doctor has decided to show Ace and Hector how it all began, with help from the great comedian Aristophanes. But life in Athens is no laughing matter. There’s the ever-present threat of invasion from the Spartan horde. The plague that turns people into the walking dead. The slavery. The tyrannical rule of the paranoid, malicious Cleon and his network of informers. And the giant flying beetle with knives for wings that stalks the city streets at night. What Athens needs is a hero. And who better to be a hero in ancient Greece than a man called Hector?