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Published on November 7th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Doctor Regenerates Into Inspector Morse

Ever wanted to see the colour blind Sixth Doctor Colin Baker regenerated as Inspector Morse? Why, yes Kasterborous, yes we do! But haven’t you already mentioned this to us?

Firstly, where do you get off Mr. Reader type person? And Secondly, yes we have (right here) but what we didn’t tell you about House of Ghosts - an adaptation of a beloved TV character featuring a  murder at a fictional stage show, which has now been adapted into an actual stage show using the audience as both the fictional and actual audience, along with actors playing actors playing parts in Hamlet – is that its an entirely new adventure (albeit a slightly confusing one) for Oxford’s prodigal son.

The completely original stage play  inspired by the novels and written by Alma Cullen, who wrote four episodes of the long running TV series featuring the late, great John Thaw, with guidance and support from novelist Colin Dexter OBE.

Of the collaboration on the new stage adaptation Producer Ed O’Driscoll said:

“We’re keenly aware of our responsibility to the millions of fans of both the books and TV series and have tried to stay true to the spirit of Colin Dexter’s marvellous characters. At the same time we’re obviously very excited by this unique opportunity to bring Morse to the stage with a new mystery to solve, that we’re sure will thrill audiences across the UK.”

House of Ghosts sees the Detective looking to past, when an old acquaintance becomes the lead suspect in a murder case that involves the on-stage death of a young actress.

House of Ghosts plays at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from 22-27 November 2010.

Tickets are £18.38 for Adults and £16.28 for children and OAP’s. Book online or call 0844 406 8666.

(via Whats On Stage)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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