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Live entertainment company Vision Nine and BBC Worldwide Ltd. announced the UK tour dates for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. The show tour, which previously sold out in Australia, is set to hit six major cities in May 2015.
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular debuted in Melbourne, Australia, in February 2012 with compositions from Murray Gold, who has been composing the show’s music for the past eight years. The world premiere show sold out, and the show went on to have nine more successfully shows in Sydney Opera House in December 2012. The show was most recently in New Zealand where the orchestra entertained more than 34,000 fans.
The show has received positive reviews from Australia outlets including The Herald Sun and the Sydney Morning Herald with the Sun calling the show ‘evocative and thrilling in equal measure’ while the Herald said the show brought ‘an unalloyed pleasure that in some cases amounted to a religious rite.’
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is scheduled to take place in London, Cardif, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, and Glasgow. The two hour show will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as performers from the BBC National Chorus of Wales. The performers will be led by Ben Foster, the composer of musical scores for the television series.
The show promises that various villains from the Doctor Who universe will make an appearance during the show including Daleks, Cybermen, Silence, and many more. The villains will serve to bring contrast against the musical score being played.
The UK tour also promises several new editions to the already critically-acclaimed show. First, the show will feature new music from Murray Gold that are supposed to be featured in the eighth season of the Doctor Who television show. Second, the music will be played alongside a big screen presentation of key moments and scenes over the past 50 years of the show. The presenter is scheduled to be announced in early 2015.
Tickets went on sale Friday, starting at £20 per person. Readers who are interested in attending the show can purchase tickets at www.doctorwhosymphonicspectacular.com.
The confirmed dates and locations can be found below:
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London – 23 May 2015
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – 25 May 2015
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham – 26 May 2015
First Direct Arena, Leeds – 27 May 2015
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – 28 May 2015
SSE Hydro, Glasgow – 29 May 2015