Published on May 8th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who the Musical? No.
Interviewed by The Stage, Darvill – an accomplished musician and composer as well as an actor – reckoned suggestions of a musical episode or even stage show were wide of the mark (thank Rassilon!)
Doctor Who the Musical? No. Iâ€™d love to write an episode where everyoneâ€™s dancing or something, I donâ€™t know. But no, Doctor Who the Musical isnâ€™t gong to happen!
Sure, Doctor Who can be almost anything, as we’ve seen – but does it really have to become a piece of musical theatre? Wasn’t the musical narration of 1966′s The Gunfighter‘s enough?
Darvill is interviewed in full in The Stage Podcast, which features him talking about working with Matt Smith again, and the challenge to an actor when learning scripts that are pretty much secret.