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.
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, 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 (starting August 23).
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 – www.doctorwhosymphonicspectacular.com
Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015.
UK DATES & VENUES
SSE Arena, Wembley, London - May 23, 2015
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - May 25, 2015
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham - May 26, 2015
First Direct Arena, Leeds - May 27, 2015
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle - May 28, 2015
SSE Hydro, Glasgow - May 29, 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.
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 – www.doctorwhosymphonicspectacular.com
Photos courtesy of Lucas Dawson and Joseph Byford
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