Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count: Sherlock Holmes versus Dracula

Official Blurb

Radio Theatre Group's production of The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count: Sherlock Holmes versus Dracula. Recorded at East Kilbride Arts Centre on 26th Of January 2007

My Review

This is a radio play type affair that appears to have been recorded in front of an audiance ( you hear the laughter in the background ).

It's a fun premise with Sherlock Holmes vs Dracular, I mean how could that not be a fun idea?

The writers have done a clever thing of actually weaving Sherlock Holmes in to the original Dracular story rather than starting from scratch with a wholey new story. A very clever trick. If you know the Bram Stoker book this adds a new level of interest to the listening.

The story is engaging but with Sherlock stories I've been spoiled by listening to Basil Rathbones interpretation so when I hear the character played differently it can be off putting for me.

The radio play works very well and is a fun listen but not produced professionally which shows in the audio quality.

The gun fire sound effects sound very much like those used in the computer game DOOM and there is a lot of microphone popping.

Dont let my pointing out of the negatives put you off, this is a fun listen and a clever idea.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 7/9

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