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.