Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dance of the Dead, or simply The Dance of the Dead, was the fourteenth Bernice Summerfield audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was the first Bernice Summerfield audio story to feature the Ice Warriors and only the second time they've appeared on audio. The first was in the 2000 Doctor Who audio story Red Dawn.
Illegally smuggled aboard a spaceship, hungover to the nth degree, all Benny Summerfield wants is to curl up in a ball and die. And it looks like she's going to get her chance.
When disaster strikes the ship — human error, or deliberate sabotage? — Benny barely survives. Banding together with a party of Ice Warriors and a laconic steward, a hazardous, arduous race is on to find a way out of the wreck before it breaks up all together. But are her fellow escapees all they seem? Benny finds that's hard to tell when your own mind's being hijacked by the memories and emotions of a dead alien — while a Martian Grand Marshall becomes your better half...
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- Professor Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Grand Marshall Sstac - Matthew Brenher
- Karter - Francis Magee
- General Azzar - Vivien Parry
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- This is the first appearance of the Ice Warriors in a Bernice Summerfield audio.
- This audio drama was recorded on 22 August 2002.
- Iris Wildthyme placed Benny on the starship after their adventure on Excelis. (AUDIO: The Plague Herds of Excelis)
- Before leaving, Iris states that she was going to a bar that she knew, leading into her adventure with the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Wormery)