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Theatre of War
Theatre of War cover
Adapted from: Theatre of War
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Bernice Summerfield
Featuring: Braxiatel
Main setting: Menaxus, Heletia and the Braxiatel Collection, 26th century
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Justin Richards
Director: Scott Handcock
Music: Peter Doggart
Sound: Peter Doggart
Cover by: Will Brooks
Release details
Release number: 7
Release date: 9 December 2015
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
ISBN 978-1-78178-699-4
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Theatre of War was the seventh story in Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who Novel Adaptations range. It was an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Justin Richards.

Publisher's summary Edit

Years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the team died. Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre's secrets.

But then the deaths begin again.

The Doctor, Ace and Benny find themselves caught up in the very real events of Shakespeare's greatest play. When they finally reach the theatre on Menaxus, the Doctor begins to realise that the truth about the planet may be far stranger than anyone imagined. With Benny doing research at the Braxiatel Collection, the Doctor and Ace head straight into an interplanetary war...

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Notes Edit

  • This is the only novel adaptation to have been adapted by its original author.
  • In the interviews section, Richards says he wrote the adaptation freshly from his original outline, rather than adapting dialogue from the original novel itself.
  • In the interviews, Aldred says that this is "early Ace" and she therefore plays her as younger, but that Ace's character in the story has still "come a long way."

Deviations from the original novel Edit

  • In the novel, Benny travels to Menaxus on a break from her travels in the TARDIS, and is only later joined by Ace and the Doctor. In the audio, she comes there with the Doctor and Ace. This is how it was in Richards' original proposal, but was altered to tie-in with events from Legacy.
  • While the original novel was set in 3985, in the audio Benny and Gilmanuk are already acquainted, implying that it is set in Benny's home time period.
  • No reference is made to Braxiatel's familial relationship with the Doctor.

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