Kicking ass as Captain 492M in Blake's 7 - Shock Troops

It was an absolute delight to play the battle-hardened Captain 492-M in this brand new Blake's 7 audio adventure for Big Finish. A great story line that put women at the heart of the battle.

 Shock Troops by Cavan Scott    Part of the Blake's 7 Crossfire Series from Big Finish 

Shock Troops by Cavan Scott  

Part of the Blake's 7 Crossfire Series from Big Finish 

Thanks to Jackie Emery at Blake's 7 online for this great review:

4.6 Shock Troops by Cavan Scott
Starring: Yasmin Bannerman and Paul Darrow
Featuring: Imogen Church (Niner), Tam Williams (Jay) and Tania Rodrigues (Captain)

As the war between the presidents escalates, new recruits are urgently required for the military, and Dayna gains first-hand experience of life as a Federation trooper.

This is an extraordinary story. It’s one that I felt was long overdue, and huge credit goes to Cav Scott for writing it. Shock Troops depicts the human faces beneath the familiar black visors; revealing what it must be like to serve as a Trooper fighting on behalf the Federation. Told mostly from the point of view of Trooper 229-R (‘Niner’), through recorded letters to her father and interactions with fellow Trooper 971-J (‘Jay’), Captain 492-M and Dayna (Trooper 817-A), the story is powerful and moving, but leavened also with the bleak humour that is often found in these situations. I particularly liked that Niner and the Captain were female. Together with Dayna, this story is very much ‘one for the girls’, but it doesn’t feel like a gratuitous choice of gender. Each character is very real, sympathetic and believable, and with Supreme Commander Servalan having been taught by Kasabi, it’s credible that women serve at all ranks in the Federation military. All the performances are fantastic, but special kudos to Imogen Church for making Niner so appealing.
— Jackie Emery - Blake's 7 online

Extract from 'Invisible' - work in progress performed at V&A

Tania was thrilled to perform part of 'Invisible' to an invited audience from the BAME in publishing network, in the incredibly pertinent and atmospheric South Asian Hall of the V&A museum in London. Surrounded by objects that had been 'acquired' from the Raj, and the very throne of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the play, which weaves together Tania's own citizenship story with that of Sophia Duleep Singh, Ranjit's granddaughter, acquired a ghostly resonance.

 image courtesy of Dan Vo

image courtesy of Dan Vo

Tania records the award winning 'The Wildings' by Nilanjana Roy

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize (2013), the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award (2013)and the Tata First Book Literary Award (2012), 'The Wildings' by Nilanjana Roy tells of the captivating adventures of a band of feral cats fighting for survival in old Delhi, and their unlikely leader Mara, a tiny cat with extraordinary powers.

The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy read by Tania Rodrigues

“A novel for all seasons and for all ages. Nilanjana Roy has created a savage, dangerous world… a world that seems tangibly real…” ~ Gillian Wright, in India Today

Available to download now: from Audible

Audiobook of 'Slade House' by David Mitchell wins an Audiofile Earphones Award

The audiobook of David Mitchell's chiller 'Slade House' was awarded an Earphones Award and reviewed as 'Not to be Missed' this month by Audiofile, with "amazing performances by top notch narrators Thomas Judd and Tania Rodrigues". Thank you Audiofile!  You can read Audiofile's full review here:

Audiofile review of Slade House by David Mitchell audiobook

Audiofile Earphones Award for Slade HouseOr download the audiobook here:

From Audible