Peevish actors are descending mournfully upon the remote English village of Happenstance for the funeral of TV legend Tom Baker. His one-time costar Suzy Goshawk is sucked into a parochial vortex of intrigue involving the quailsome local vicar, Tom's acidulous housekeeper Mrs Frimbly and various other fruminous scumblebums. None of them can agree upon how Tom met his disastrous end, and Suzy is starting to suspect that something murksome and swervish is going on.
The snow comes down, and Suzy finds herself trapped at Baker's End for Christmas, with all the village's creepy pensioners enslaved by a strange, dancing dragon...and a Sinister Presence lurking on the sidelines.
Why are old ladies twerking their bottoms outside the post office-cum-mini-mart? Why is the vicar creeping about in the bushes in the dead of night? And why, just when all looks hopeless, does a strange, scobberlotching creature spring into view? Who exactly is the King of Cats in his furry costume and his battered golden crown?
"Beautifully bizarre and laugh-out-loud funny, writer Paul Magrs wonderfully baroque dialogue suggests the star himself may have had some input.... A riotous, fantastical, absurdist romp then.... 82-year-old Tom has never sounded more at home than in Baker's End." ( Edinburgh Evening News)
"Giggle-inducingly joyous listening.... Top wordsmithery on the part of the lovely Mister Magrs, beautifully realised by the cast and crew.... Highly recommended listening, if you like the clever, the silly, and the downright delightfully batty." ( We Are Cult)
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By Martin Craske on 05-08-18
Fudgeknocking bonkers..and earns it's five stars.
What can you say about The King of Cats?
It's Weird. Gloriously weird..
It has Tom Baker playing a version of himself so over the top he's practically half way down the other side. It has the lovely Katy Manning playing the straight woman to Tom's lunacy. It has a talented supporting cast playing the eccentric villagers of Happenstance, where murksome deeds are beginning to unfold.
Mostly it has a mad plot that veered from the bizarre (the various versions of just how Tom died) to the downright ludicrous (the acolytes of Clacky the Dragon and where they keep their weapons, not to mention just what incantation our heroes use to save the day) by it's end.
I absolutely loved it. :)
By Serrai Arriannai on 12-09-17
If you are after something incredibly silly, that will have you in stitches then The King Of Cats is perfect!!
I can honestly say that I have not laughed like that since my mid teens (& I'm nearly 40 now) yep funny things have coaxed a smile out of me, but real belly aching laughter, not a bit of it!
This though, was hilarious!
What a shame that there are only 3 of them...
Well worth the money!
Will definitely be buying the other two (just wish there were more)!..
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By Peregrine Walker on 05-07-17
Well done, Paul Magrs! Delightfully excentric!
I love Tom Baker, and these stories are an absolute delight! Thank you for the blazing wit and humor, getting me off to a wonderful start before work! I can tell these will be favorites for years to come. All hail the King of Cats!
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