Evangelical as ever, Doctor Who star Matt Smith paid a surprise visit to the immersive Crash of the Elysium performance at the Manchester International Festival last week, appearing in character in front of 25 young fans!
The Eleventh Doctor appears in the show via pre-recorded scenes displayed on screen, but this was the first time that Smith had appeared live for this particular event, which he seemed to have really been impressed with, describing the show – developed by Punchdrunk as “”a marriage made in creative space heaven”.
“I’ve always watched Punchdrunk shows and marvelled at their inventiveness and individuality,” he said.
“Put that together with Doctor Who and there is a wonderful template to tell unique stories in unique ways. The Doctor would definitely approve.”
He’s not the only one – reviews of the event have been extremely positive.