The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular tour has launched, celebrating the music of the world’s longest running science fiction TV series. The tour takes place this week in six cities across the UK. For further information on tickets, please visit: www.
Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide are delighted to bring to the UK and European premiere of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at six major city venues in May 2015.
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 the UK this year.
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 award-winning and very popular 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 Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.
The show also features Murray’s latest score and footage from series 8 of Doctor Who, which aired from August 2014, and the Christmas special broadcast in December 2014.
The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments from Doctor Who in specially edited video sequences.
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.”