Dark Shadows PanicAt long last I can tell you a little more about my next project. It’s another feature-length audio play for Big Finish, and here’s how they announced it:

Panic sees Quentin Collins (David Selby) telling his great-great grandson Tom (Michael Shon) about how he came to be married to Professor Lela Quick. The story is written by novelist Roy Gill.

“I’ve long been fascinated by Dark Shadows. It’s a mixture of gothic horror, mad fantasy and epic storytelling, all of which I love,” says Roy. “Joe liked my work on the The Confessions of Dorian Gray range, and asked me to pitch a story that would explain how and why Quentin Collins got married. It was a challenge I couldn’t pass up!”

Lela is played by Susan Sullivan, currently a regular in the television series Castle. Panic sees her reunited with her Falcon Crest co-star, David Selby.


Here’s the blurb – click through to order and listen to the trailer:

The further into the antique shop she explored, the darker it seemed to get, until Lela couldn’t see the walls at all…”

Lela Quick is a busy woman. She’s got essays to mark, journals to edit, books to write…

But every night she is tormented by the same dream: a nightmare of pursuit through a dark forest, the air filled with haunting music.

A chance meeting with Quentin Collins, the enigmatic owner of Pandemonium Antiques, adds to her growing sense of unease. Soon both their lives are in danger – – if they can’t escape the panic…


Here are some pictures of the talented and lovely cast:

This was a fun script to work on and I’m looking forward to hearing the final edit!

I’m also pleased to see my last script – for The Confessions of Dorian Gray – is continuing to pick up some really nice reviews. Matt Cresswell said We Are Everywhere (by Roy Gill) is something akin to Oscar Wilde rewriting the Saw films” while Doc Oho’s review site decided “this cat and mouse game between Dorian and Luke is another example of this series at its peak; uncomfortable, thought provoking and bolstered by fantastic performances: 9/10″

Positive and/or thoughtful feedback means a lot, folks. Keeps this writer going!