Critically-acclaimed live music concert, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is set to make its UK premiere at six major cities in May 2015.
The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a limited run of 12 UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastleand 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.
Tickets will go on general sale via the event and box office websites at 9am on Friday 1 August 2014, with prices starting at £20 per person. [x]
The whole thing was staged beautifully, and I particularly loved the lighting they used for a ‘Vincent and the Doctor’ piece.
There was many a love letter to Amy Pond over the course of the night, but you’ll not believe - they managed to make her and Rory’s departure even more devastating. In the graveyard as Rory disappeared and Amy decided to follow, they inserted scenes from their love story over the course of the show. You’d think Tumblr would have desensitised me BUT YOU’D BE WRONG.
So the show had lots of stuff going on and lots of creatures and villains coming on stage, walking around the audience etc.
In this part, the Daleks ‘invaded’ and forced conductor Ben Foster to play the Daleks’ theme (with footage playing from ‘Victory of the Daleks’)
Ready for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. Made my brother dress as 11.
Good gods we’re in the front row
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular
Last night was the first performance of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular at the Sydney Opera House!
Get ready for an invasion as Sydney Opera House opens its doors to Doctor Who in a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series. Presented live on stage by special guests and Doctor Who stars Alex Kingston (“River Song”) and Mark Williams (“Brian Williams”), try and keep pace with the Doctor on the big screen whilst the concert hall is overrun by hordes of monsters - watch out for the Silence, Daleks and Cybermen!
Following sold out shows in Melbourne the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the last two seasons of Doctor Who performed by The Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.
A wide range of Doctor Who merchandise is available including exclusive, limited edition items created by the BBC especially for this event. Stock is limited so pre-order a merchandise package with your tickets to ensure you don’t miss out and save $20 off the at-show prices!
Merchandise package includes:
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive tote bag
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular exclusive poster
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular programme
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular lanyard and laminate
I’ll be wearing this to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular in Melbourne tomorrow night! (can’t wait)
Growing up in the 1970s in Portsmouth, England, Gold would jam his fingers in his ears whenever the music - courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - was on television. More recently, the award-winning composer has written music for the cult sci-fi series.
On Saturday he will play piano with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
The concert is inspired by the BBC Doctor Who Proms at Royal Albert Hall in London in 2010. It will include appearances by Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Clockwork Robots and one of the doctor’s latest monstrous opponents, The Silence.
Gold has written soundtracks for the past two series of Doctor Who, and his music will be included in the concert.
Have no fear, this is neither an invasion by three of the nastiest species in the Whoniverse or an opportunity for alien tourism (although it does look for all the world like the Cyberman is pointing out a fascinating piece of architecture, does it not?).
This is a publicity shot for a live appearance this weekend (for the first time outside the UK) in Melbourne, Australia, by three Doctor Who villains who have teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Who-related music – the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – at Plenary Hall.