Published on July 28th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Announces UK Tour!

It has been announced today that the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will make its UK debut in May 2015! In a series of shows between23 – 29 May, the show will enjoy a limited run of twelve performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, features over 100 performers and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the TV series.  Music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

Above, we’ve given you an idea of what to expect with a clip from 2014′s Australian performances.

Featuring a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites, the live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.

The Symphonic Spectacular will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming Series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer. Accompanying the live music is a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.

 

Dates and venues are as follows:

The SSE Arena, Wembley, London                                                                               Saturday 23 May 2015

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff                                                                                               Monday 25 May 2015

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham                                                                            Tuesday 26 May 2015

First Direct Arena, Leeds                                                                                                   Wednesday 27 May 2015

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle                                                                                      Thursday 28 May 2015

SSE Hydro, Glasgow                                                                                                            Friday 29 May 2015

 

Tickets will go on general sale via the event and box office websites at 9am on Friday 1 August 2014, with prices starting at £20 per person. For further information on tickets, please visit:  www.doctorwhosymphonicspectacular.com.

Those who have signed up to the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who website at DoctorWho.tv can place their Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular ticket orders early, however, on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Announces UK Tour!

  1. avatar Tim says:

    What are the chances we could see this musical extravaganza come to the states? So many fans here being forgotten.

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