17/05/2010. Contributed by Jessica Martin
BBC Worldwide has told the Nest about a series of arena dates for their production of Doctor Who Live. The new stage show, based upon the BBC’s series Doctor Who features live music, special effects and appearances from the show’s monsters.
Taking in nine cities and 25 dates, Doctor Who Live kicks off in London at Wembley Arena on 8th October 2010, and will visit Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Liverpool, culminating in Belfast on the 7th November 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st May 2010 (Ticketmaster - 0844 847 1963).
Developed in association with Doctor Who’s Executive Producer and show runner, Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Live will feature specially filmed new video scenes.
Steven Moffat told SFcrowsnest, "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!"
Opening in wartime London and concluding in an onstage battle, audiences should expect the unexpected as the The Doctor’s arch-enemies the Daleks are joined by some of the monsters from the TV series including the Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Judoon and Oods to name but a few.
Doctor Who Live will feature special FX, optical illusions and pyrotechnics along with specially edited video clips, drawn from the TV Programme will be shown on a massive screen and accompanied by the music of Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. These scores will be performed by a 16 piece orchestra live on stage.
Murray Gold added, "The live element always adds something extra, but these will also be brand new arrangements for a new band of very talented musicians. It's very exciting."
We should point out, actors from the TV series will not be appearing live on stage.
Currently, the schedule looks like this...
8th, 9th and 10th October - London Wembley Arena.
12th and 13th October - Sheffield Arena.
14th, 15th, 16th and 17th October - Glasgow SECC.
18th, 19th and 20th October - Birmingham NIA.
22nd, 23rd and 24th October - Manchester Evening News Arena.
25th and 26th October - Nottingham Trent FM Arena.
28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October - Cardiff International Arena.
2nd, 3rd November - Liverpool Echo Arena.
6th and 7th November - Belfast Odyssey Arena.
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