Torchwood faces the seductive power of a classic Doctor Who foe in July’s Art Decadence

 

Big Finish have revealed the cover for next month’s new Torchwood release, Art Decadence, and it tells an entire story of its own! The cover by regular range artist Sean Longmore depicts the familiar Torchwood logo in lead and stained glass, while the Mara snakes around it! The Mara, of course, was the villain in two classic 1980s Doctor Who stories. Both Kinda and Snakedance deal with the Mara’s attempts to break through into the waking world from its home in the ‘dark places of the inside.’

Working through corruption and possession, the Mara forever seeks to turn the wheel of history. Wherever there is peace, it seeks to bring war. Wherever there is civilization and enlightenment, it seeks to bring darkness and ignorance.

Art Decadence pitches the Mara against a new incarnation of Torchwood. It’s time to meet those who defend the Great Britain of the 1920s from alien menaces for King and Country. They’re represented in the shape of top agent Sir Reginald Dellafield (Wilf Scolding) and his trusty butler sidekick A. C. Forster (Simon Kane). But when Sir Reggie investigates the mysterious new Serpentine Club, he might well wind up not quite himself. Can the unflappable Forster save his master, Torchwood, and the entire human race from the Mara’s sinister embrace?

 

Torchwood: Art Decadence. Cover by Sean Longmore (c) Big Finish Mara Kinda Snakedance Doctor Who. The purple and yellow spotted Mara snake, hisses, preparing the lunge at the viewer, as it wraps around the Torchwood 'T' logo depicted in lead and stained glass.
Torchwood: Art Decadence. Cover by Sean Longmore (c) Big Finish

Torchwood: Art Decadence

London in the 1920s and Sir Reggie works for Torchwood, saving the world from alien invasions. Really, he relies on the services of his loyal butler while he paints the town red.

But there’s a new sensation in high society – What is the secret of The Serpentine Club and can Forster save his master from it?

 

Torchwood: Art Decadence is available for pre-order now as a collector’s edition single-disc CD (+ download for just £10.99) or as a digital download only (for just £8.99), exclusively here.

Big Finish listeners can save money by buying a six-release Torchwood bundle for just £60 (on CD + download) or £50 (on download) or a twelve-release bundle for just £110 (on CD + download) or £96 (on download).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

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