After its success in Australia, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is set to tour the UK in May next year, read on for further details:
A live musical invasion! The UK premiere of a new version of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. It features well over 100 performers on stage and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the television show. The music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.
The show will also feature Murray's new music for and footage from Doctor Who Series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this year. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
Tickets will go on general sale via the event and box office websites at 9:00am on Friday 1st August 2014, with prices starting at £20 per person.
Date, Venue and Times:
Saturday 23rd May - London, SSE Arena Wembley - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Monday 25th May - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Tuesday 26th May - Birmingham, The NIA - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Wednesday 27th May - Leeds, First Direct Arena - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Thursday 28th May - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Friday 29th May - Glasgow, SSE Hydro - 3:00pm / 7.30pm
The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode The Day or the Doctor.
The show will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015. The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular was first presented in Melbourne, Australia in February 2012, it went on to play a further nine sell-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in December 2012 receiving praise from the Australian media and fans alike. The show has continued to draw record figures in Australia and most recently thrilled over 34,000 fans across three cities in New Zealand.
Tickets for the presentations are on sale from 10:00am on 1st August from Seetickets.com here while the tour begins next May.