Dark Souls II

The long awaited sequel to Dark Souls, Dark Souls II was finally released in March 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and April 2014 for Microsoft Windows. Gamers will already know that this role-playing, hack and slash game was universally acclaimed on its release. Reviews for Dark Souls II have praised its difficulty, atmosphere, and visuals.

What you may not know is that Steven Pacey voices the Rat King!
Rat King

A most noble being. Detests humankind and sees them as nothing but lying vermin. Long ago, an agreement was reached between humans and rats. Humanity was given dominion over the land above, and anything the light didn’t touch was deemed the rats’ domain. For a time, there was peace. However, as time went on humans lost sight of what really mattered, and their insatiable greed eventually led to bigger and grander explorations underground, causing many an innocent rat to die in the process. The King is determined to exact revenge on his foes in the overworld for betraying his trust and defiling the rats’ sacred ground.

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The Incorruptibles

John Hornor Jacobs latest, The Incorruptibles, is being read by Steven Pacey and is due to be released on 14 August, 2014.

The Incorruptibles

In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way upstream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it – from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.

In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire.

When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together. For Fisk and Shoe – two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other – their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky. And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.

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Liberator Chronicles 9

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Three new Blake’s 7 stories will be released by Big Finish in August. Again, one of the stories will feature Steven Pacey reprising his role as Del Tarrant.

Listen to the Trailer

Defector
Avon orders Tarrant and new crewmember Del Grant to assassinate a Federation figurehead. Has he gone too far this time?
Features: Paul Darrow, Steven Pacey, Tom Chadbon

Planetfall
Can Avon and Cally get off Space Station Arcadia before it crashes into the planet below?
Features: Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell

Secrets
With the future of the rebellion in jeopardy, Vila and Grant infiltrate an illegal arms bazaar – but who exactly is Solvin Tavac and what does he want with the crew of the Liberator?
Features: Michael Keating, Tom Chadbon, David Warner

Written By: Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
Directed By: Ken Bentley and Lisa Bowerman

Text from Big Finish

Available for Pre-Order


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Relative Values in the Twitterverse

A cast photo of the tech run from Rory Bremner:

Martin Richardson (understudy to Ben Mansfield in Relative Values) posted a short backstage video showing Steven here, and the following rehearsal photograph:


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Late Reviews for Relative Values

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“The cast does not contain a single weak link, with every actor bringing something unique to their role … Steven Pacey brings a sniggering campness to Felicity’s nephew.”

Rachel Fellows, The Arbuturian
DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
20 April, 2014 The Telegraph Tim Walker not rated
22 April, 2014 The Arbuturian Rachel Fellows not rated


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Relative Values Curtain Call

Photographer, David Benett, was in the press crowd for the Relative Values press night on 14 April, 2014. The result, some great curtain call photographs! They are available for purchase from Getty Images.

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Steven Pacey (Peter Ingleton) and Rory Bremner (Crestwell, butler).

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Amanda Boxer, Sam Hoare, Steven Pacey, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner, Leigh Zimmerman and Ben Mansfield.

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Sam Hoare, Steven Pacey, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner, Leigh Zimmerman.

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Steven Pacey, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner.


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Relative Values West End Reviews

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Patricia Hodge (Felicity, Countess of Marshwood), Steven Pacey (Peter Ingleton), Ben Mansfield (Don Lucas), Leigh Zimmerman (Miranda Frayle) and Sam Hoare (Nigel, Earl of Marshwood). Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Press night was 14 April for Relative Values. Here are the reviews so far:

Professional Reviews

“Steven Pacey is equally perfectly cast as the Countess’ nephew, bringing a playful, camp vibe to the character that never fails to raise a smile.”

Dom Ellis, SoSoGay Magazine

“Patricia Hodge is on fine form as the Countess, and is well complemented by Steven Pacey as her nephew and co-conspirator; Pacey showed a couple of years ago in Charley’s Aunt that he has a talent for playing well-to-do gents who have entered middle age without slowing down or acquiring grace and poise, and his Hon. Peter is cut from the same cloth.”

Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times

“Steven Pacey ingeniously finds a gay subtext in the underwritten character of the countess’s nephew”

Michael Billington, The Guardian

“… delightful supporting performances from Steven Pacey as a deliciously camp friend of the family”

Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

“… some nice turns coming from Steven Pacey as a gay nephew”

David Phipps-Davis, What’s On Stage

“What could easily become just a vehicle for Hodge’s brilliance reinvents itself as a true ensemble piece, and even Steven Pacey (in the thankless role of the Countess’s nephew) stakes his claim.”

Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk

“Steven Pacey plays an amused observer with a Puckish feyness that may not be in the text.”

Gerald Berkowitz, Cheap Theatre Tickets

“Extra credit must go to Steven Pacey as Peter.”

Charlie Ward, Cheap Theatre Tickets
DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
15 April The Telegraph Charles Spencer ****
15 April Financial Times Ian Shuttleworth ***
15 April The Stage Ben Dowell not rated
15 April The Guardian Michael Billington ***
15 April What’s On Stage David Phipps-Davis ****
15 April Time Out London Andrzej Lukowski **
15 April London Theatre Guide Mark Shenton **
15 April BBC News: Entertainment and Arts not rated
16 April The Times
(subscription only)
Kate Bassett ****
16 April West End Frame Andrew Tomlins ****
16 April Cheap Theatre Tickets Charlie Ward not rated
17 April SoSoGay Magazine Dom Ellis ****
18 April The Arts Desk Alexandra Coghlan not rated
20 April London Evening Standard Fiona Mountford ***
20 April London Evening Standard Fiona Mountford ***
not dated Theatre Guide London Gerald Berkowitz ***
not dated Exeunt Magazine Neil Dowden ***


Amateur Reviews

“Steven Pacey’s effete, Woosterish Peter, who steals many scenes with a raised eyebrow or arch comment.”

Scott Matthewman, The Public Reviews

“Special mentions have to be given to the performances from Zimmerman (Miranda), Quentin (Moxie) and Stephen [sic] Pacey (Felicity’s amusing nephew Peter)”

Nutleyone BLOG

“Steven Pacey adds to the jollity flitting about the stage as Peter, Felicity’s perkily flippant nephew, he’s especially hilarious when he develops a crush on the second movie star to turn up.”

Phil, West End Whinger’s BLOG

“Her partner in crime is her nephew the Honourable Peter Ingleton who brings a gay lightness to the playful character. Steven Pacey as Peter is very amusing in his efforts to ensnare an unsuspecting Don Lucas, the very attractive yet dim actor in what turns out to be something of a love square.”

Amina Bhuiyan, A Younger Theatre

“Steven Pacey has a particular take on the role of the Countess’ nephew and carries it through with real charm.”

Owen Davies, Plays to See
DATE SOURCE REVIEWER STAR RATING
31 March West End Whingers Phil ****
10 April nutleyone.co.uk nutleyone ***
15 April Reviews Gate Carole Woddis not rated
16 April Plays to See Owen Davies ****
18 April A Younger Theatre Amina Bhuiyan not rated
20 April The Public Reviews Scott Matthewman *** 1/2


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Jane Hobson Production Photos

Jane Hobson took another set of production photographs for Relative Values on the 26 March with the updated West End cast, including this one of Steven Pacey:

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Steven Pacey as Hon. Peter Ingleton. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

All the photographs on this page are © Jane Hobson, who has kindly let us display them. They are all available for purchase at her website, and are fantastic for autographs!

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Rory Bremner (Crestwell), Patricia Hodge (Felicity, Countess of Marshwood), Caroline Quentin (Moxie, the housemaid), Steven Pacey (Peter Ingleton). Photograph © Jane Hobson.

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… and a whole collection of photographs featuring Leigh Zimmerman, who replaces Katherine Kingsley as Miranda Frayle, similar to the one shown:
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Patricia Hodge (Felicity, Countess of Marshwood), Steven Pacey (Peter Ingleton), Ben Mansfield (Don Lucas), Leigh Zimmerman (Miranda Frayle) and Sam Hoare (Nigel, Earl of Marshwood). Photograph © Jane Hobson.


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Reprising Relative Values

Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Rory Bremner star in Trevor Nunn’s production of Relative Values, which arrives in the West End following a successful run at the Theatre Royal Bath.

Steven Pacey confirmed on the weekend that he will reprise his role as Peter, the countess’ nephew, in the production!

Relative Values - Times

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London

Previews from: 19 March, 2014
Opening Night: 14 April, 2014
Closing Night: 21 June, 2014

Show Times:
Monday to Saturday 19:30
Matinees Thursday and Saturday 14:30

Tickets £20 to £55
Available from the usual agents



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Guilt

Steven Pacey reads, Guilt, the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen. Scheduled to be released 27 February, 2014.

Guilt

1987. Nete Rosen thought she’d put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete’s new life could be shattered. But she won’t be drawn back into that nightmare – she won’t be a victim again…

2010. Detective Carl M’rck from Copenhagen’s cold case division is looking into the disappearance of Rita Nielsen, an escort agency owner. The investigation reveals that Rita is only one piece of the puzzle. Because this is not a one-off incident – but part of a disturbing pattern which has been hidden from prying eyes for over twenty years…

Publisher’s Summary

Mercy
Disgrace
Redemption
Guilt

Guilt is available for Pre-Order now.


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