Doctor Who News Colin Baker was the sixth star of Doctor Who

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Colin Baker in The Woman in White at the Lichfield Garrick

Former Sixth Doctor Colin Baker will be treading the boards at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre in a new adaptation of Victorian thriller The Woman in White.

Colin Baker was the sixth star of Doctor Who

Colin will be joined onstage by Peter Amory, who played Chris Tate in Emmerdale, and Karen Ford who will be remembered as art teacher Miss Booth in Grange Hill.

The play, based on the epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins, is considered one of the early examples of a mystery novel.

The story concerns, Walter Hartright, a handsome teacher, who is assailed by the Woman in White on a London road at midnight where she pleads with him for his help to prevent her from being taken to an asylum. She disappears just as suddenly as she appears, but this first unsettling encounter is the beginning of a long journey which takes Walter to the darkest continents of his heart.

Tickets start at £15 and can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

(Via Lichfield Live)


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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.

2 Responses to Colin Baker in The Woman in White at the Lichfield Garrick

  1. avatar TonyS says:

    This is odd casting. I would have cast Mr Baker as Fosco. Hartright is the hero and, in the book, a young man. Fosco is a middle-aged, full bodied and very much larger than life character. I am sure Mr Baker will make a decent fist of the role. I just imagined him in a different role. He would also make a good Mr Fairlie.

    • avatar TonyS says:

      My apologies. I didn’t read the article properly. I should imagine that Colin IS playing Fosco.

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