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July 21st, 2010 10 comments

Proms – 1000 standing tickets available

The Tardis lands – Doctor Who returns to the BBC Proms

To see information and images from the 2008 event click Here

From The BBC press office…

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan host Doctor Who extravaganzas this weekend: Saturday 24 July, 7.30pm-c9.30pm and Sunday 25 July, 11am-c1pm.

Doctor Who returns to the BBC Proms for two family spectaculars, bursting with Daleks, Weeping Angels and of course, the famous Tardis. The concerts will be hosted by stars from the current series – Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) and special guest Matt Smith (The Doctor).

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who record the soundtrack for the series, present a selection of intergalactic music – including Murray Gold’s music from the TV show, plus a selection of classical favourites including Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Mars from Holst’s The Planets and Orff’s Carmina Burnana.

Matt Smith says of the Doctor Who Proms: “Utterly nerve-wracking… I think that Murray Gold is incredible, totally incredibly – a genius – and to hear all that in the Royal Albert Hall will just be one of the most soaring experiences.”

More than 1,000 standing tickets are released on the day and families are encouraged to come along and Prom for £5. Seated tickets are now returns only.

Doctor Who first came to the Proms in 2008 and the concert dedicated to the hit series proved to be one of the hottest tickets that season. This year the concert returns not once, but twice, as part of the BBC Proms rich programme of family-friendly events throughout the 2010 season. The Proms Plus events on Saturday 24 July give families the opportunity to learn to play the Doctor Who music, and also to learn about the series from the behind-the-scenes staff.

The concert programme can be viewed on the Proms website, providing full details of the concert, the performers’ biographies and an interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

Live pictures will be available on the day.
Doctor Who Prom – Programme to include:

Murray Gold
Music from the Doctor Who series*

John Adams
Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Holst
The Planets – Mars

Orff
Carmina Burana – O Fortuna

Wagner
The Ride of the Valkyries

Karen Gillan – host
Matt Smith – host
London Philharmonic Choir
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
*Ben Foster – conductor
Grant Llewellyn – conductor

The Doctor Who Prom on Saturday 24 July is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for broadcast in early September on BBC Three and BBC HD. It is audio-streamed live via the BBC Proms website at bbc.co.uk/proms and available via the BBC iPlayer for on-demand listening for seven days after broadcast.


10 comments

  • de379

    August 9th, 2010 - 6:51pm

    awwwwww the proms have been i dont have much money
    do have a bit but dont have that much

  • booboo

    July 24th, 2010 - 8:28pm

    We are going to this Tomorrow so i’m not listening to it as i don’t want to spoiled

  • Chris666eden

    July 24th, 2010 - 8:11pm

    WOW “I Am The Doctor” Is LEGENDARYLY EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cant Wait for The Other Tracks. Though its annoying listening to the classical peices its the doctor who prom but what can you do its good anyway. bit stupid how they played voice clips over some parts of i am the doctor. they didnt do that last year and i couldnt hear the spaceship scene cue never the less its extremely POWERFULL STUFF =D

  • Juddon PLatoon

    July 22nd, 2010 - 6:34pm

    I’m performing in the Royal Albert Hall in September so it makes me happy to know that I’ve stood on the same stage as Karen Gillian

  • booboo

    July 21st, 2010 - 10:04pm

    Obviously there is no guarantee you will get in if 1000’s turn up, just get there early

    We are going Sunday, really looking forward to it

  • vortex dude

    July 21st, 2010 - 10:00pm

    ye thats what im doin its just the same show as saturday

  • MSmith:)

    July 21st, 2010 - 9:57pm

    Can you go say just on the Sunday?

  • booboo

    July 21st, 2010 - 4:45pm

    The 1000 standing tickets are for people who just turn up on the day, the seated tickets were sold out ages ago, bear in mind with standing tickets the view can be very restricted

  • Doctor Who Lover

    July 21st, 2010 - 4:36pm

    So can we just turn up and hopefully get a standing ticket or do you have to pre-book? On the site it says there are no tickets available.

  • doctorwhoforever

    July 21st, 2010 - 3:29pm

    GIVE ME A TICKET. I WANNA GO!!!!!!! GIVE ME A TICKET!!!!!! GIVE IT NOW!!! GIVE ME THE TICKET!!!!!!!

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