On Saturday 14th September Paul McGann’s Rocketship will be landing in Chester’s ancient Roman Amphitheatre… sort of.
As part of the creation of the Minister of Chance film, the production will be heading to the Amphitheatre to shoot footage of the rocket’s arrival. While the ship itself will be added digitally in post production, fans are invited to come along and appear in the scene which, once completed, will be made available to the world’s media to publicise the film.
The ship will be ‘arriving’ at 11.30am to deliver the prop pistol that will be used by McGann’s character in the movie to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester where it will remain on display until needed for filming. The prop has already been bought by a fan as part of the amazing crowd-funding campaign that the production is employing to raise funds for the production.
Also, to celebrate their nomination (and winning!) of a Parsec award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form) this past weekend, anyone buying a perk up until 12 midnight GMT on Weds 4th September, will automatically be entered in a draw to win a Tee-shirt of their choice from the Limited Edition range on the website.
For those of you who don’t know about The Minister of Chance, head to their website where you can find the link to download the entire audio series for free. The series stars Jenny Agutter, Julian Wadham, Lauren Crace, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig and Paul McGann.