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Doctor Who Musical Celebration 2015

Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues in May 2015.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a limited run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.

It 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.

Peter Davison, who portrayed the Fifth Doctor on the BBC One series between 1981 and 1984, acted as presenter for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Australia and New Zealand at the beginning of 2014 and will reprise this role in 2015.

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The show features 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 show will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer.

The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who. Tickets will go on general sale via the event and box office websites at 9am on Friday 1 August 2014, 2014, with prices starting at £20 per person.

Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015.

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular was first presented in Melbourne, Australia in February 2012, it went on to play a further nine sell-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in December 2012 receiving praise from the Australian media and fans alike. The Herald Sun called the show “Evocative and thrilling in equal measure” whilst the Sydney Morning Herald said: “The whole experience brought unalloyed pleasure that in some cases amounted to a religious rite”. The show has continued to draw record figures in Australia and most recently thrilled over 34,000 fans across three cities in New Zealand.

Visitors with disabilities or access requirements, please visit our accessibility advice page to find out how to book tickets.

Date Venue and times…

23 May London SSE Arena Wembley 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
23 May London SSE Arena Wembley 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August
25 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
25 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August
26 May Birmingham The NIA 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
26 May Birmingham The NIA 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August
27 May Leeds First Direct Arena 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
27 May Leeds First Direct Arena 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August
28 May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
28 May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August
29 May Glasgow SSE Hydro 3pm Tickets on sale 1 August
29 May Glasgow SSE Hydro 7.30pm Tickets on sale 1 August

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Tickets

For more information visit www.seetickets.com

A live musical invasion! The UK premiere of a new version of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. It features well over 100 performers on stage and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the television show. The music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

The show will feature a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries; previous productions have included the iconic Daleks, the awe-inspiring Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic counterpoint to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, responsible for the last eight years of epic Doctor Who music including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode “The Day or the Doctor”.

The show will also feature Murray’s new music for and footage from Doctor Who Series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this year.

The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.


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