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Peter Davison Joins the Symphonic Spectacular Tour

Guest star announced and extra show added in London

Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce that the guest presenter for the UK performances of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in May 2015 will be Peter Davison.

In addition, given the very strong demand for tickets, one additional matinee performance is today confirmed for Sunday 24th May at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which celebrates the world’s longest running science fiction TV series, showcases the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold for the series since 2005 and features over 100 performers including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster. The first ever UK shows will be staged from Saturday 23rd May 2015 to Friday 29th May 2015.

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.

Peter said “I’m very excited to be hosting the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in the UK in 2015. Doctor Who fans are an extraordinary, wonderful bunch, who are very passionate about the series. The Symphonic Spectacular has already proved to be a monster hit down under with thousands of fans packing into arenas across the southern hemisphere and the UK’s first ever tour promises to be even bigger. I can’t believe that I will be taking the stage at some of the UK’s biggest arenas like Wembley’s SSE Arena and the First Direct Arena in Leeds. With Murray Gold’s amazing music performed live by the programme’s ‘house band’, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, I’m also looking forward to reuniting on stage with conductor Ben Foster.”

Tickets for the additional matinee performance on 24th May 2015 go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 5th November. Tickets for the other performances are on sale now.

Find out more and book tickets for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular



  • The five doctors

    December 7th, 2014 - 12:48pm

    #doctorwho #peterdavidson #jennacoleman

    #synphonicspectacular #petercapaldi


    December 1st, 2014 - 9:19am

    Just saw Peter Davison and Murray Gold talking about this on BBC News 🙂

    • yognot

      December 1st, 2014 - 6:49pm

      Is this like the Proms? Or is it something else? I don’t know much about this.


      December 3rd, 2014 - 3:10pm

      Basically, yes, it’s exactly very much the same thing really, just a different name.

  • dr jon

    November 27th, 2014 - 10:44pm

    Well i hope to get to see peter davison at one of these as he is my number one doctor [living anyway.] Wonder if any of his companions will be turning up with him as that would be great to see.Also hope we see some of the 5th dr’s foe’s pop up to.


    November 22nd, 2014 - 1:23pm

    I’m confused, im sure they advertised a date for the symphonic tour in Manchester?!! I was going to take my son. 🙁

  • Hector Sandler

    November 6th, 2014 - 7:03am

    Yes he had been doing some work of the 50th Anniversary. Now he back to do more. Well I never liked but I happy what he done couple years & now again.

  • David Strachan

    November 5th, 2014 - 4:35pm

    I am definitely going to this if my favourite Doctor is presenting it!

  • matt9982

    November 4th, 2014 - 10:12pm

    Can’t wait for this! Bought my ticket ages ago and I’m glad I did.

  • Doctordredd67

    November 4th, 2014 - 6:03pm

    I think im more excited than my 9 year old son as ive never met any of the doctors. Really looking forward to the show in glasgow next may.

  • DocEke

    November 4th, 2014 - 11:15am

    Finally get to meet a doctor. Well, this is gonna be fun.


      November 4th, 2014 - 4:42pm

      I’ve actually met them, but I’ve seen Tom, Peter, Colin and Sylvester.


      November 4th, 2014 - 4:43pm

      I mean I’ve NOT actually met them, gahh !!.

    • Anonymous

      November 5th, 2014 - 3:36pm

      I’ve met Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith.

    • yognot

      November 19th, 2014 - 9:22pm

      Did you get their autographs?

    • The five doctors

      December 7th, 2014 - 12:45pm

      @DOCTORWHOONE same except I ‘ve only seen Sylvester

  • NathanWho

    November 4th, 2014 - 7:18am

    OMG! i bought my ticket back in the summer expecting only a few actors! NOW HIM!!! AWESOME!


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