Category Archives: audio plays

Cicero (2018)

Rupert features as Atticus, in this series of audio plays focussed on “ambitious young lawyer” Cicero, and set amidst the politics, crimes and scandals of ancient Rome.

  • Episode VI (May 2018)
  • Director: Scott Handcock

Unfortunately Atticus only appears in the last of the six episodes – which is particularly frustrating when most of the episodes are framed by Cicero’s letters to his BFF Atticus, who lives in Athens. The episodes are all well worth a listen, though, with some interesting stories told. Samuel Barnett is utterly charming as the main character, Marcus Tullius Cicero, finding a nice balance between naivety and wisdom. George Naylor as his brother Quintus Tullius Cicero, and Laura Riseborough as his wife Terentia, round out a superb main team. Which is not to say I wasn’t delighted to hear Atticus finally cry out a hearty greeting when the Cicero brothers go visit him in Athens!

And Rupert does a fine job with the character, of course. It doesn’t take us long to suspect there’s a lot more to Atticus than the expansive cheer and expensive estate.

The first episode of this series was recorded on 3 October 2016, at The Moat Studios. The remaining episodes were recorded on 18-22 September 2017, at The Soundhouse.

You can purchase the CD or audio files from the Big Finish website.

Dracula (2016)

Rupert stars as Dr John Seward in this audio play adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. Mark Gatiss plays the title role. (Thank you to Angie for the heads-up!)

  • Dracula (May 2016)
  • Director: Scott Handcock

A number of interviews accompany the audio files. In “Interviews 2”, Rupert describes this as “a glorious part” and “dense” with material – and I have to agree with him. Seward isn’t only one of Lucy Westenra’s three suitors, but also has the primary relationships with Renfield and with Van Helsing. It probably goes without saying that I think Rupert did a marvellous job with it!

The play was recorded on 24-26 September 2015, at The Moat Studios. The (uncredited) photos were provided as part of the behind-the-scenes goodies.

You can purchase the CD or audio files from the Big Finish website.

The Dracula cast, September 2015.

The Confessions of Dorian Gray (2012)

Rupert featured as the character James Moriarty in the following episode of this audio  play:

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past (December 2012)
  • Director: Scott Handcock

The play starred Alexander Vlahos (Mordred in Merlin) as the main character Dorian Gray. It was recorded on 11-12 August and 23 September 2012, at Warwick Hall Studios.

The Confessions of Dorian Gray is a downloadable audio play in five half-hour episodes, with this sixth hour-long episode as a Christmas special. You can purchase this episode from the Big Finish website.