It warms my heart that the surviving cast members of DARK SHADOWS, the cult hit supernatural soap opera from the late 60s and early 70s, are still getting together to perform. We saw them a couple’a Halloweens ago get together for a livestreamed reunion, and there are still the DARK SHADOWS audio dramas they record, and this is in addition to any and all convention appearances. The show remains as popular and as vital as ever—true dat—and this holiday season will bring us fans a special treat, as the cast will be performing a dramatic reading of Charles Dickins’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Sunday December 19th at 7pm Eastern via Zoom! The performance will be posted to YouTube later, for the benefit of any who can’t tune in live.
Something making this performance even more special is that it will include David Hennessy and Alexandra Moltke-Isles (who portrayed, respectively, David Collins and Victoria Winters among numerous other roles). Both have been away from the whole DARK SHADOWS world for some time. Ms. Moltke-Isles hasn’t had anything to do with anything DS-related in decades! Having them join in on the fun is something special. The only thing about the production that makes me sad is thinking about the number of stars of the show who will only be present in spirit, as they have passed on; most specifically, the undeniable star of the show, Barnabas Collins himself, Jonathan Frid. He would’a made such a great Scrooge!