The BBC have announced that the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will tour the UK in 2015. There will be a limited run of 12 performances in six major cities: London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and 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.
The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor.
The show will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.
Guest Presenters will be revealed early in 2015.
There will be two performances a day - 3pm and 7.30pm - at these venues:SSE Arena, Wembley, London - 23 May 2015
Motorpoint Area, Cardiff - 25 May 2015
National Indoor Arena, Birmingham - 26 May 2015
First Direct Arena, Leeds - 27 May 2015
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle - 28 May 2015
SSE Hydro, Glasgow - 29 May 2015
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.
Fans will be able to book early - from 10am on Wednesday 30 July 2014 - at the SeeTickets website. Special Merchandise Packs will also be available:
Platinum Edition - £50 + £6.50 UK Shipping (signed for) - limited to 3000 units includes tshirt (limited edition, not available on tour), Souvenir Programme with variant cover, Tour Poster Lithograph (limited, numbered edition not available at venues), Souvenir Ticket (not available at venues) and Limited Edition Tour Laminate and Lanyard (not available at venues).
Standard Edition - £30 + £4.00 UK Shipping (signed for available for £6.50) - TShirt (different to platinum edition package and not available at venues), Souvenir Programme (identical to version sold at venues).