"Had my body been the vehicle of an alien consciousness from palaeogean gulfs of time?"
A strange case of amnesia strikes down a university professor. Five years later, he awakes with no recollection of the intervening time. He launches an investigation and discovers the horrifying reality behind his affliction, making a discovery that reverberates with cosmic horror.
Many scholars consider The Shadow Out of Time to be one of HPL's highest achievements in weird fiction. Here the scope of the horror reaches across the cosmos and through the vast essence of time itself. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre brings the weird tale to life as it might have been broadcast during Lovecraft's lifetime. This old-time radio adaptation features a cast of more than a dozen professional actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Sit down, dim the lights, fire up the wireless and enjoy 77 minutes of exciting Lovecraftian drama, suspense and cosmic horror.
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Some Dark Adventure Radio Theatre fans have asked if we'd make the scripts available so people can read along. So here, for your enjoyment, is a free PDF download of the final recording script of The Shadow Out of Time. The performance of the script turned out to be longer than can fit on a CD, so you will see portions of the script in strikeout which were deleted from the final CD. Note: this script is a readalong companion to Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. This script may not be performed without the written consent of HPLHS, Inc.
To get your own CD of The Shadow Out of Time direct from us, the show's creators, click here. Want to hear it immediately? Click here to buy the MP3 download of the show.
Mr. Fife, Woodville, Dyer
Conductor, Dr. Chambers
Wireless Operator, Mackenzie
Tyler, Wingate Peaslee
Purser, Professor Freeborn
Fleur Girl, Mrs. Fife, Sally
Dr. Creighton, Professor Ashley
John A. McKenna
Radio Chief, Professor Boyle
Based on the story by H. P. Lovecraft
Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Original music by Troy Sterling Nies
Audio engineering by Chris Horvath
Cover and disc illustrations by Darrell Tutchton
Bonus props by Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
German translation by Peter Lang
Thanks to Judy Ruha, Michael Dalager and the Uppsala Bibliotek Volunteer Research Team
Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Click the image below for a PDF of the liner notes!