The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is returning to Australia bigger, better and with a new show based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms concert.
Following the sold-out shows held in 2012, the Symphonic Spectacular will return to Melbourne for two nights on January 31 and February 1 2014 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra before getting its Queensland premiere on February 8 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Helen Pendlebury, Head of Commercial, Entertainment and Children’s Brands, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, who the tour is presented in association with, said
“We are thrilled to work with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to bring this unique event back to Melbourne following its huge success last year, and to give fans in Queensland the chance to experience it for the first time.”
Billed as a ‘musical celebration’, the show features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the series, and, inspired by the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2014 show will feature all-new content – including a look back at some of the previous Doctors and also some of the music from the last five decades – as well as performances of some audience favourites from the 2012 show. This, says Murray, is a chance for fans to hear the music the way it was originally recorded, adding that
“To hear the music performed by such world-class orchestras as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is a fantastic opportunity for music lovers and Doctor Who fans alike.”
As with the BBC Prom the Symphonic Spectacular will feature a big screen showing specially edited montages of the Eleventh Doctors finest moments plus expect appearances from a host of the finest enemies the series has to offer, including The Silence, Daleks and Cybermen.
BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand also hope to announce dates in New Zealand shortly.