You can now listen to a free audio-drama written by the Doctor Who Companion‘s own Peter Shaw! The Absence of Peas tells the terrifying tale of a planet with a distinct lack of peas.
If this sounds more like a horror story to you, Peter would like to assure all concerned regulars that this isn’t a gloomy narrative that makes 2020 look like a fairground ride by comparison.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the midst of a global pandemic, what better way to distract yourself than listening to a comedy/drama about a worldwide apocalypse? It’s Day of the Triffids meets Abel & Cole, as our hero ‘Oswald’ has to face the ultimate catastrophe: a world without peas. But, don’t worry, it has a happy ending (kind of).
Appetite sufficiently whetted? Of course it is! Then check out The Absence of Peas here now:
The Absence of Peas is featured as part of the Light Up Elmbridge arts festival, an online festival hosted on the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre YouTube channel, and which runs until 6th December.
It’s produced by Stephen Alexander, creator of the pioneering Doctor Who Fan Orchestra, which featured fans around the globe coming together (virtually) to play music online.
We couldn’t be prouder of Peter; having his script turned into an audio play is a massive achievement – then again, having been friends with him for many years now, and having the pleasure of reading his work regularly, it comes as no surprise that such success has beckoned.