Published on August 26th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
Planer & Briggs in Doctor Who Live!
BBC Worldwide have announced that Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) will be joining the cast for the forthcoming audio/visual spectacular â€“ Doctor Who Live.
Planer will play the part of Vorgenson, an â€˜inter-galactic showmanâ€™ who is the Doctorâ€™s biggest fan. The character has been exclusively adapted for the tour by Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat. The new character is described as an â€˜inter-galactic showmanâ€™ who is the Doctorâ€™s biggest fan.
In a further, exciting announcement, the producers have revealed that Nick Briggs, famous for voicing some of the scariest Doctor Who monsters including the Daleks and Cybermen, is set to appear before the audience to replicate his voice talents live on stage every night as Winston Churchill, set to be summoned by Vorgenson through his Minimiser.
This isn’t Nigel Planer’s first dalliance with Doctor Who – he previously appeared opposite Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith in the exciting Big Finish audio Hothouse.
â€œIâ€™m incredibly excited to be joining Doctor Who Live and this role is something of a boyhood dream come true. My character Vorgenson is the Greatest Showman in the Galaxy and using his incredible invention, â€˜The Minimiserâ€™, he can make any Doctor Who character appear on stage as part of his traveling show dedicated to his hero. This live tour brings all the magic of the TV show together with a host of incredible effects. I hope that I can survive visiting nine cities in October sharing a stage with eleven Doctor Who Monsters and a flying Dalek in tow!â€
The stage show will follow Vorgenson on an inter-galactic journey as he summons monsters in his Minimiser for the audience to see. Matt Smith will appear as the Doctor in specially filmed sequences to be shown on a giant screen on stage.
Craig Stanley, Doctor Who Liveâ€™s Producer says: â€œThis show has something for everyone – Doctor Who fans, of course – but also anyone with a love of incredible illusions, immersive storytelling, magical music, scary monsters, and intergalactic heroes.â€
Tickets for the fantastic experience that is Doctor Who Live are available here at Ticketmaster – the 9 city tour of the UK plays on these dates:
*Â Â Oct 8-10 â€“ Wembley Arena
* Â Oct 12-13 â€“ Sheffield Arena
* Â Oct 14-17 â€“ Glasgow SECC
* Â Oct 18-20 â€“ Birmingham NIA
* Â Oct 22-24 â€“ Manchester MEN Arena
* Â Oct 25-26 â€“ Notts Trent FM Arena
* Â Oct 28-31 â€“ Cardiff Int Arena
* Â Nov 2-3 â€“ Liverpool Echo Arena
*Â Â Nov 6-7 â€“ Belfast Odyssey Arena