The Masquerade of Death

The Masquerade of Death
The Masquerade of Death

Regular Cast

Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Harry Myers (Adrian Wall), Robin Sebastian (The Player), Joyce Gibbs (The Spinster), Sunny Ormonde (The Queen)


Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to another in our exciting series of adventures with the witty, irreverent and courageous heroine, Professor Bernice Summerfield. In tonight’s story our daring adventuress and her sidekick, Adrian, find themselves imprisoned in a crumbling palace in the Prison Season of Spring, replete with an imperious queen and prissy but rather sweet AI gaoler. How did they arrive? And why doesn’t anyone know who the famous Bernice Summerfield is? Before too long there is murder ­ as there always is ­ and Benny is accused. Who might possibly be setting her up for a fall? Could it be The Player ­ a mysterious figure of rhyme and chaos? And why is everybody so obsessed with his plays? Benny may find that heronly way out of this prison is to play along with the fiction. But is there someone BEHIND THE SCENES manipulating her strings? Could she end up a mere ‘costume’ in someone’s disturbing game of dress-ups? After all her adventures, could this be the final episode?

Written by: Stewart Sheargold

Directed by: John Ainsworth


  • The Masquerade of Death was the final audio story of the fifth season of the Big Finish Bernice Summerfield series.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22 July 2004.
  • The Player mentions that Benny is a self-professed professor. (Love and War)


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