SPECIAL LIVE ‘TABLE READ’ EVENT
In 2017 an icon of British science fiction, DAN DARE, dramatically returned to the airwaves over six all-new audio adventures featuring acclaimed performances from Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hurbert) and Raad Rawi (The Mekon) along with many notable guest stars including Hugh Fraser, Noof McEwan, Bijan Daneshmand and Jonathan Rhodes.
Inspired by the original Eagle comic strip (1950-1967), B7 Media’s audio reboot of comic-book space hero DAN DARE was hailed by fans and critics alike – and the first season was also nominated for several radio awards. Most notably Vol 2 won the prestigious NYC International Radio Program Gold Award for ‘Best Digital Drama’ (2018).
To mark Dan Dare’s 70th anniversary in style B7 Media has teamed up with SCI-FI-LONDON for a very special ‘LIVE’ table read of Colonel Dare’s first-ever adventure, VOYAGE TO VENUS. Spaceship Away!!
4.00 PM, SAT 12 DEC 2020
[THIS IS A FREE EVENT, but if you are in a position to support our volunteer-run festival please donate below. Thank you! ]
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VOYAGE TO VENUS
Written by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle. Based on the Eagle Comic Strip
Created by REV. MARCUS MORRIS and FRANK HAMPSON
Brilliant test pilot, Dan Dare, is chosen to fly the Anastasia – a new experimental spacecraft – on its maiden voyage to Venus. This isn’t exploration – it is to make first contact with a mysterious civilisation that has sent technological secrets as a goodwill gesture. However, what Dan, Digby and Professor Peabody find on Venus isn’t goodwill, but a terrifyingly intelligent, cold-hearted ruler, the Mekon. A creature destined to become Dan Dare’s nemesis – and Earth’s greatest threat…
Dramatised by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle
Directed by Andrew Mark Sewell
Stage Directions Tamaryn Payne
Dan Dare – Christopher Tester
Digby – Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Professor Peabody – Marta da Silva
Sir Hubert – Pavel Douglas
The Mekon – Andrew James Spooner
Sondar – Kay Eluvian
Treen General – Lisa Rose
Treen Surgeon – Justin K Hayward
Treen Guard #1 Ket Majmudar
Flight Engineer – Will Harrison-Wallace
Flight Control – Natalie Beran
ISF Mission Control – Stephanie Cannon
Onboard Computer – Helen Quigley
Other roles were played by members of the cast.
Based on the Eagle comic strip “Dan Dare” created by Rev. Marcus Morris and Frank Hampson
Original Music – Imran Ahmad
Producer – Helen Quigley
Director – Andrew Mark Sewell