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June 7th, 2011 38 comments

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Doctor Who theme for ‘immersive’ theatre show

Doctor Who theme for ‘immersive’ theatre show

From BBC News…

Doctor Who fans are to be plunged into one of the Time Lord’s adventures in an “immersive” theatre show created by the acclaimed company Punchdrunk.

Punchdrunk are famous for transforming entire buildings into mysterious locations which audiences explore as the action unfolds around them.

They had kept details of their latest show The Crash of the Elysium, which opens in Salford on 30 June, secret.

But it has now been revealed that will be based around the BBC time traveller.

The show has been created with Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat.

It is aimed at children aged six to 12, who will “become the stars of an exhilarating live Doctor Who adventure”, according to its website.

Punchdrunk have previously created theatrical experiences based around works by Shakespeare, Chekhov and Goethe, and are currently in New York staging a version of Macbeth, which has been extended after earning rave reviews.

Read The Full article Here of book tickets Here.



  • Anthony

    June 19th, 2012 - 8:53pm

    whats this looks pic love to go with mah mum in manchester and see the exsperience

  • The Doctor

    August 26th, 2011 - 5:12pm

    Epic! 😎

    • matt smithy

      November 6th, 2011 - 8:11am

      I’m not shure if anyone ever will read this but I went to this. It was amazing! On “doctor who experience” someoner said “this is the closes any of us will get to beeing in doctor who”. I’m sorry, but it’s not. THIS IS! weeping angels are in it and actualy move when the lights are out. plus matt smith makes it REALY feel like doctor who. The enviroment was amazing, the story was amazing, the actors were amazing,the lighting was amazing,the realism was amazing!

  • jasper

    August 23rd, 2011 - 11:46am

    my auntie was the production manager and it was brill and the mat smith came and it was terrifying

  • Robin

    July 5th, 2011 - 12:34pm

    can you by anything from this event

  • TheNextDoctor

    July 3rd, 2011 - 2:41pm

    It was brilliant. Very interactive. 🙂 Although people might think it’s non canoncal. It’s also going to London

    • booboo

      July 3rd, 2011 - 2:49pm

      did they give any more info on it going to London?

    • TheNextDoctor

      July 3rd, 2011 - 3:32pm

      It might have been in the newspaper article yesterday, in the guardian. Although I’ve forgotten

  • Robin

    July 1st, 2011 - 1:37pm

    Hi are photos allow to be taken inside this event

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 2:12pm

      I dont know, might be worth contacting the event venue

    • The Flying Shark

      July 2nd, 2011 - 7:11pm

      You aren’t allowed to take photos as I went yesterday and it was fantastic!

    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2011 - 7:39pm

      sounds good, wish we could have got there

    • TheNextDoctor

      July 3rd, 2011 - 7:45am

      I’m going today. Can’t wait. It’s gonna be fun…

  • Robin

    July 1st, 2011 - 11:43am

    Adults can book tickets for 13years old and over from:

    • lauren

      July 4th, 2011 - 4:45pm

      I think that 1 and 2 year olds can watch it.

  • Seb

    June 23rd, 2011 - 6:50pm

    Hmm, when it says “Aimed at children 6 to 12” does it mean that they are the target audience, but slightly older kids can go as well if they want? Because I’m a year over the restrictive age, and I’ll be two years over in September, so would I still be able to go?

  • Dalekarmy

    June 15th, 2011 - 4:54pm

    when will it close because i am in portugal at the moment
    but i go to england on the 6th of july will it be open?!?!?!?!?!

  • Dalek supreme

    June 14th, 2011 - 7:22am

    Love immersion theatre did midsummer nights dream like this outside

  • the raggedy boy

    June 11th, 2011 - 7:18pm

    where does it take place at???

    • matt smithy

      June 12th, 2011 - 9:44pm

      somewere near the “man u football club” in manchester

  • doctor stu

    June 11th, 2011 - 1:09pm

    I hope its on soon, i turn 13 in a couple of months

  • Jack Barnacle

    June 10th, 2011 - 5:04pm

    Yes i can just about do it i am 11!

  • matt smithy

    June 10th, 2011 - 4:53pm

    yes! i have booked tickets! going 2nd of july

  • Robin

    June 9th, 2011 - 2:00pm

    This is not Fair, I think it should be opened to any age

    • The Whofan101

      June 11th, 2011 - 8:12pm

      agreed, i’m only 2 years above the restriction age 🙁

    • The Spaceman

      June 12th, 2011 - 1:03pm

      Me too! It’s like they forget about us!

    • DoctorWho2011

      June 12th, 2011 - 5:08pm

      That’s true The Spaceman


    June 8th, 2011 - 6:43pm


  • ilikedrwho

    June 8th, 2011 - 4:47pm

    so it’s a bit like the dr who exprience

  • crazy guy

    June 8th, 2011 - 3:30pm

    this sounds quite cool dose anyone know where it is

    • louis

      June 12th, 2011 - 9:03pm

      it’s in manchester

  • I Love Cybermen

    June 8th, 2011 - 2:53pm

    Up to 12 years?! You freakin’ kidding me?! The kids get all the competitions, events etc….I want another Dr who Live!!!!!

  • Mels

    June 8th, 2011 - 6:44am

    Ooooooooohh… so the Fourth Dimension secret video/messages were for this? Lol, we were spending ages trying to figure out how this video would fit into the second half of the series (I thought it was a ganger realising he was going to die/get shot soon plotline).

    …But it’s for a stage show… very clever!

    I wish I had the time to fly to the UK to see this. I’m a fan of immersive theatre, and have worked on similar projects myself (not Doctor Who releated of course). Should be a treat for those who manage to go!

  • CMJ

    June 8th, 2011 - 12:18am

    Sounds fun! Wish I was age 6 – 12. And in the UK…

  • melina

    June 7th, 2011 - 11:26pm

    up to 12 years old? Oh no! I’m a tad too old 🙁

    • doctorwhoforever

      June 9th, 2011 - 6:03pm

      You don’t have to be up to 12. depends if your interests are around that catorgary.

  • Run For Your Life

    June 7th, 2011 - 9:32pm

    Frist Coment Yes Yes Sounds Good

    • Run For Your Life

      June 7th, 2011 - 9:35pm

      Just Saw The Video Its Very Good Also Once again Sounds really Good

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