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Doctor Who Live Hits UK Arenas from October
Date: 17 May 2010
A new stage show based on the BBC’s Doctor Who series will tour arenas nationwide later this year, opening at Wembley Arena from 8 to 10 October 2010.
According to publicity material, Doctor Who Live will comprise "a spectacular audio/visual experience featuring live music, special effects and appearances from the show’s most popular monsters".
Developed in association with Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat, the show will open in wartime London and feature Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Judoon and Oods, as well as specially filmed video scenes.
Moffat said: "This is everything I ever wanted since I was eleven. A live show, with all the coolest Doctor Who monsters, a proper story, and brand new screen material for Matt Smith's Doctor. I'll be writing scenes for it, and probably attending every single night."
The press release explains: "Doctor Who Live will feature special FX, optical illusions and spectacular pyrotechnics building to an epic finale. Specially edited video clips, drawn from the TV programme will be shown on a massive screen and accompanied by the music of longtime Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. These iconic scores will be brought to life by a 16 piece orchestra live on stage."
After Wembley, the tour, which is produced by BBC Worldwide, will visit Sheffield (12 & 13 October), Glasgow (14-17 October), Birmingham 18-20 October), Manchester (22-24 October), Nottingham (25 & 26 October), Cardiff (28-31 October), Liverpool (2 & 3 October) and Belfast (6 & 7 November).
- by Theo Bosanquet
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