Doctor Who Symphony returning to Melbourne, Brisbane.

Prom 2_CR_BBC Chris Christodoulou_15As part of its 50th anniversary, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is coming back to Australia with a new show based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms in the UK.

Composer Murray Gold said, “It’s really special to be able to offer audiences the chance to experience this music as it was originally recorded.

“We worked with a symphonic orchestra on both the iconic theme tune and the rest of the series score and to hear the music performed by such world-class orchestras as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is a fantastic opportunity for music lovers and Doctor Who fans alike.”

Helen Pendlebury, Head of Commercial, Entertainment and Children’s Brands, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand added, “With Doctor Who celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, all eyes are on the Doctor. We are thrilled to work with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to bring this unique event back to Melbourne following its huge success last year, and to give fans in Queensland the chance to experience it for the first time. We hope to announce dates in New Zealand shortly.”

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s captivating music from the Doctor Who series, accompanied by a big screen featuring specially edited sequences of Matt Smith’s performance as the Eleventh Doctor. A host of monsters including the spine-chilling Silence and the awe-inspiring Daleks and Cybermen will add to the electric atmosphere. Inspired by the Doctor Who Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2014 show will feature all-new content – including a look back at some of the previous Doctors and also some of the music from the last five decades – as well as performances of some audience favourites from the 2012 show.

Melbourne shows: January 31 and February 1, 2014 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Queensland show: February 8, 2014 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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