The Victorian Age
The Victorian Age
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Rowena Cooper (Queen Victoria), Guy Adams (Archie), AK Benedict (Josephine), Louise JamesonLouise Jameson (Emily), Youssef Kerkour (Royalist), Aaron Neil (Tube Driver)
London, England, the 1890s. Queen Victoria, ruler of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, has arrived for her annual inspection of the Torchwood Institute. This year, everyone is quite determined, nothing will go wrong.
Several minutes later a terrible creature is unleashed on the streets of London. No one knows where it comes from, what it is, or even why it’s on Earth. It’s ruthless, has no morals, and is quite unstoppable. Captain Jack Harkness is on the loose, and Queen Victoria is along for the ride of her life.
Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners
This title was released in July 2016. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until September 30th 2016, and on general sale after this date.
One of the best character pieces that Big Finish has ever produced… AK Benedict has the potential to be one of the most talented and well renowned writers in Big Finish’s arsenal.’ Gallifrey Archive
‘AK Benedict’s script is an absolute belter and the chemistry between Captain Jack and Queen Victoria is brilliant – full of spark and sass!’ Blogtor Who
‘It is very different from both expectations and others in the series so far. That’s a good thing and producer James Goss is to be praised for the breadth this series has encompassed so far, and Scott Handcock admired for his direction. There’s even a wonderful new mix theme tune by Blair Mowat.’ Red Rocket Rising
‘Rowena Cooper makes the Queen testy, feisty, regal and with a heart as big as London – but a Queen you would never dare cross (and without a doubt NOT amused)’ Planet Mondas
Queen Victoria was previously played by Pauline Collins in Tooth and Claw.
Louise Jameson is known for playing the Fourth Doctor’s companion Leela.
Queen Victoriafounded the Torchwood Institute in 1879.(Tooth and Claw>)
Jack mentions an attempt at Victoria’s life in order to replace her with a clockwork waxwork. (The Wax Princess)
Jack alludes to, but does not disclose, his intention to one day find The Doctor when he tells Queen Victoria that his place is in Cardiff. (Everything Changes,Utopia)