The Scapegoat

The Scapegoat
The Scapegoat

Cast

Paul McGann (the Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Samantha Bond (Mother Baroque), Clifford Rose (Major Treptow), Christopher Fairbank (Doc Baroque), Paul Rhys (Max Paul), Thorston Manderlay (Leutnant), Beth Chalmers (Helene)

Synopsis

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Theatre des Baroque!

Oh, but if you think you’ve seen and heard all that Paris by night has to offer. the exotic sights of Le Moulin Rouge, perhaps, or the horror tricks of Le Grand Guignol. if you think nothing could cause your mouth to dry and your heart to pound. you’re wrong.

Ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et messieurs – not forgetting our honoured guests from the Gestapo – tonight, it is my privilege to present to you the star of the Theatre des Baroque! A man who has died on stage nearly ten thousand times! The Most Assassinated Man in the World… Max Paul!

And joining him, in a playlet we call ‘The Executioner’s Son’ – from Blackpool, England: the enchanting Lucie Miller!

Ah, la belle Lucie. She’s got no idea what she’s let herself in for. Heh. Should you feel faint, or nauseous – never fear. Tonight, we have a Doctor in the house!

Just pray he lasts ’til the interval.

Review

coming soon

Notes

  • The Scapegoat was the fifth release of the third series of Big Finish Productions’ The New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio stories.
  • The Doctor says he has changed eight times since leaving Gallifrey originally. However, this would make him the Ninth rather than the Eighth Doctor. In The TV Movie, the same mistake was made with the Doctor saying he had 12 lives instead of 13. That scene was later re-dubbed by Paul McGann to solve the problem.
  • The Baroques are a species of humanoid goats who travelled from another planet as part of an almost planet-wide diaspora following a cosmic catastrophe a thousand years in the past.
  • Lucie is a fan of the movie “Moulin Rouge” with Nicole Kidman and Ewan Mcgregor. She even thinks that Max Paul is Ian Mcgregor when she sees him for a first time.

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