As many of us face social distancing and isolation, Big Finish are being creative. The Confessions of Dorian Gray presents ‘Isolation‘. 17 Minutes of Loneliness and Terror. But is this the story… or the making of?
Dorian Gray is alone. He is on a train, that is nearly empty.
Dorian Gray is alone. He is seeing the world shut itself away, in fear of an outbreak unlike any other.
Dorian Gray is alone. As such, he is talking to himself via voicemail.
Dorian Gray is alone. And as such is in no danger whatsoever…
That last one is a lie…
The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Isolation
A new record holder for the fastest production turnaround in Big Finish’s recent history, with 4 DAYS of production, the immortal hedonist just can’t seem to stay dead. Returning in not only one of the company’s pushed forward unannounced projects, but one that has been completed during the UK ‘lockdown’. Rather appropriately it takes on the themes of seclusion, cabin fever and, apologies for any pun, isolation. Wilde’s character gives us an intriguing look and commentary on the current situation, whilst also throwing a lot of effective low-budget horror in for good measure…
Yet here’s the thing. What can really be said about a quick 17-minute story about a hedonist going mad on a train? Well, plot wise, we won’t be saying a thing. (I mean, it’s ruddy free. Why wouldn’t you?) But, production wise, the duo of Scott Handcock and Alexander Vlahos prove how much talent they can deliver even in the confines of such a short time scale. From Handcock’s writing, not to mention his killer artistry skills, Vlahos’ performance, the duo’s speedy directing, and a quick addition of Robert Harvey’s notable music and sound design, it showcases how even when separated by considerable distance, the talents of the Big Finish team are still a formidable force to be reckoned with.
This is the end result that came from 4 days of work by three people. Imagine what a whole team could create…
The Confessions Of Dorian Gray: Isolation is now available to download for free from the Big Finish website.
London, 2020. As Dorian embarks on a train journey home, he finds himself reflecting on the world around him…
- Writer, Producer, Co-Director, Script Editor and Cover Artist: Scott Handcock
- Dorian Gray and Co-Director: Alexander Vlahos
- Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
- Music and Sound Design: Robert Harvey