Theatre of War manages to juggle a lot of subplots and connect them seamlessly to create a rather intricate and often times confusing narrative that gives all of our main characters something relevant to do. Its also one of those stories you need to listen to more than once in order to grasp it in its entirety, but that somehow feels welcome considering which Doctor we're listening to.
Sylvester McCoy, Lisa Bowerman and Solphie Aldred sound marvelous together. They are definitely one of my favorite TARDIS teams (when they are in the Novel adaptations at least). There is nothing more to say here than these three need to have monthly range trilogies like all the other Doctors. One or two stories a year is too few and not nowhere near enough to vanquish this hungry I have to listen to these three.
I quite like the plot. Its nothing too special. Robots, mysteries, intergalactic wars, but the pacing, not to mention the dialogue really helps sell this story. It's just one of those stories that you can listen to in whatever mood and enjoy it.
The musical score isn't really noteworthy, though the sound effects help bring it to life. The guest cast are worth mentioning though. Some of them may fall into stereotypes, but most of them are really likable. Kirsty Bestermans' Lannic deserves a special mention.
Rating this story: 8/10. We need more novel adaptations Big Finish! More!!!!