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Sheppard’s Symphonic Spectacular

Scene stealing guest star Mark Sheppard will host Australia’s first – and only –  performances of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Melbourne in February.

Sheppard (who appeared as ex FBI agent Canton Everett Delaware III in the two-part opener of Series 6 The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon) will be joined on stage by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Ben Foster –  and a gaggle of Who related monsters including; the Daleks, Judoon, Clockwork Robots, Cybermen and The Silence.

An understandably excited Sheppard said:

Doctor Who is such a fantastic show and the fans’ loyalty is incredible. The music has been a key component in the success of the show; it’s instantaneously identifiable and spine-tingling. I can’t wait to hear the sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – and the TARDIS – filling Plenary Hall.”

Inspired by the BBC Doctor Who Proms the event will not only showcase Murray Golds fantastic music from the Moffat era but also specially edited sequences showing off Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor.

Sheryl Fenn, Head of Live Events, Home Entertainment and Licensed Consumer Products, BBC Worldwide Australia took the opportunity to thank the loyal Aussie fans for their continued support:

“We’re so pleased to have fan-favourite Mark Sheppard join the Monsters on stage for the first ever Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. Live events offer fans a unique opportunity to experience their favourite programs in a new and immersive way. The Spectacular is a brilliant reward for our Australian fans who have loyally supported the show since it began.”

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular takes place on Saturday 4th February 2012 at 2pm and 7pm at the Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia.

Tickets are available from AUD$ 49 and can be purchased via the MSO website


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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