The Dark Adventures Radio Theatre facebook page has been updated to indicate that The Rats in the Wall has been sent to the replicator. No change to the release date (mid-November) has been mentioned...
Over in the DART private group on Facebook (which you can join, if interested), it is reported that the next group of audios have been discussed. No name or even numbers of releases, but the script for the first release is being prepared. It will be the second release where it will be an anthology of short stories - the previous anthology release, A Solstice Carol, was three shorter pieces with a framing device - like an Amicus anthology film.
So I never use my computer anymore, and these intrigue me. I see these are not available on audible, anyone know if these are accessible via any services for iPhones to download and listen? I hate messing with iTunes to move files to my phone, it always messes something up, so hoping there is a way to get these without pc involvement.
I'm not an iPhone user, so not sure of any specific answers in that regard. Originally these were produced as physical items, each CD accompanied by a range of props, but they can be purchased as digital downloads directly from store.hplhs.org/collections/dark-adventure-radio-theatre, but if there are any iPhone-specific matters, I can't say. The digital downloads (from the ones I've received when I've ordered the CDs) have mostly been single files rather than multiple tracks, so presumably less likely to be mucked about by whatever app you play audio on. Hope that helps...
The anthology release I mentioned above has now been formally announced. It's called Bad Medicine, and is estimated to be released in April.
The stories are: Cool Air, The Picture in the House (both adapted from stories by H P Lovecraft), and The Case of M. Valdemar (from a story by Edgar Allen Poe). It's an anthology of medical horror stories.
People who follow these releases will recall The Case of M. Valdemar was released as a freebie last year, but apparently this is not exactly the same. The product page for this new release says that the story has had substantial adjustments to it, not to change the story but to fit in with the anthology format. (The original version is still available for free.)
I'm not reproducing the cover from the site as it is noted as being a temporary picture while the cover is being finalised.
It's due for release later this month - more info here.
The next release has been announced as The Masks of Nyarlathotep, adapted from an RPG module published by Chaosium. A further release is in devlopment, not yet announced but said to be an adaptation of one of H P Lovecraft's stories.
The DART Facebook page indicates that the CDs for Bad Medicine are back from the replicators, and the emailing of downloads has started. (Like Big Finish, DART provides a free download to purchasers, although it is normally chapterised...)
Information online is that Masks of Nyarlathotep will be weighing in at 7 hours! Feedback on the format it should be released in is being sought at the Dark Adventures Radio Theatre Facebook page - it's a private group, so you'll have to apply to join before you can give feedback.
Masks of Nyarlathotep is now up for pre-order. It's pricey, but weighs in at 6 CDs (or about 7 hours of audio). There are 5 editions - download only, the standard 6 CD physical set (with 21 props - and some extra props if you pre-order), the deluxe 6 CD set (with "more than 50 physical props"), the Gamer Prop set with no audio play but "all the props for the Call of Cthulhu game supplement" - something over 100 props), and the Super Deluxe set (which combines the deluxe set and the gamer prop set). At the moment the deluxe and super deluxe sets can't be pre-ordered (apparently the props aren't finalised), but if you pre-order the standard set, you can upgrade to the deluxe or super deluxe version later.
It is estimated it will be released at the beginning of September.
At the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre page on Facebook, it has been revealed that the printed scrip weighs approx 2.1 lbs (that's just shy of 1 kg), and that a "second bath of 15 actors" were coming in to record their parts. (Does that mean 30+ actors?)
Most recent post at the DART Facebook page talks about assembling the cast - so perhaps those earlier mentioned 15 actors were either doing a readthrough to help with timing or possibly recording minor parts that will be incorporated into the main recording? In any case, with early September as the estimated release, I can only imagine there'll be some longish recording sessions...
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