Monday, August 5, 2013

Symphonic Spectacular returns to Australia

As the legendary television series celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is coming back to Australia bigger and better than before with a new show based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms in the UK.

Following sold-out shows in 2012, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will return to Melbourne on January 31 and February 1 2014 for performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre) before getting its Queensland premiere on February 8 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Brisbane Entertainment Centre).

A musical celebration of the iconic BBC series, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the series, accompanied by a big screen featuring specially edited sequences of Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor. A host of monsters including the spine-chilling Silence and the awe-inspiring Daleks and Cybermen will add to the electric atmosphere. Inspired by the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2014 show will feature all-new content - including a look back at some of the previous Doctors and also some of the music from the last five decades - as well as performances of some audience favourites from the 2012 show.

Composer Murray Gold has worked on the series since it was re-invented in 2005 and won its way into the hearts of a whole new generation of fans. “It’s really special to be able to offer audiences the chance to experience this music as it was originally recorded,” he says “We worked with a symphonic orchestra on both the iconic theme tune and the rest of the series score and to hear the music performed by such world-class orchestras as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is a fantastic opportunity for music lovers and Doctor Who fans alike.”

Date: Friday 31 January at 7:30 and Saturday 1 February at 2pm
Venue: Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Adult tickets from $49 – concession tickets available
Bookings: 03 9929 9600 or visit

Date: Saturday 8 February at 7.30pm
Venue: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tickets: Adult tickets from $76.80
Bookings: 132 849 or visit

Thanks to BBC Worldwide

1 comment:

Monte said...

Do yourself a favour, by not only going, but buying the cheaper tickets( as I did last tour)

The large screens help, plus the "monsters" roam all around the seated areas, even up on the 1st level.