BBC plan new stage version of cult sci-fi drama Doctor Who
Doctor Who is to regenerate into a new guise as it takes to the stage on a 9 venue UK tour.
BBC Worldwide, who scored a success last year with a theatrical version of its popular Walking With Dinosaurs strand, plan to bring a theatrical version of Doctor Who to the stage.
The Doctor will be joined by a variety of adversaries including Cybermen and Daleks for a UK tour this autumn, developed by Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat. Moffat told the Guardian today that: “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.”
Doctor Who will follow a number of other BBC TV shows that are currently touring or planning to tour including Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals and Over The Rainbow show The Wizard of Oz, produced by Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Really Useful Group.
The show will feature live on-stage battles, special effects and live soundtrack composed by Doctor Who’s music man Murray Gold. However, it will not feature the current TV Doctor Matt Smith and assistant Karen Gillan.
The tour kicks off its 9 city, 25 performances tour, with Wembley Arena on 8 October, followed by Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Liverpool and Belfast. SIGN UP NOW for details from westendtheatre.com on booking.