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Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Returning In 2014

BBC Worldwide have announced the return of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to venues in Australia. Three concerts will take place during January and February of 2014 in Melbourne and Queensland, also with the possibility of future performances in New Zealand, though these have not yet been confirmed.

The concerts have currently been scheduled for the following dates:
31st January (7:30pm) and 1st February (2:00pm) – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 
Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bookings: 03 9929 9600 or visit

8th February (7:30pm) – Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 132 849 or visit

A summary of the show was given:

A musical celebration of the iconic BBC series, 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. 

Doctor Who Composer Murray Gold gave his view:

“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.”

André Gremillet, Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, commented:

Doctor Who is a landmark in the history of TV and has a passionate fan base; most importantly for us at the MSO, music has been a key component of the show’s success and durability; it is spine-tingling and inimitable. The MSO is excited to be able to share this unique concert experience with Melbourne Doctor Who fans. We’re also looking forward to the opportunity this concert presents to reach out to new audiences who may not have experienced the power of a live symphony orchestra before.

Sophie Galaise, CEO for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, said:

We are very excited to bring this international orchestral spectacular to Queensland with our own orchestra. I’ve worked on some major productions overseas including events with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and over 1000 performers on stage at the Coliseum of Quebec; these are truly moving, memorable events, that should be shared and experienced by all. I anticipate Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to be a monumental musical moment that we look forward to sharing with Queensland audiences.

Helen Pendlebury, Head of Commercial, Entertainment and Children’s Brands for BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand, said:

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.

Tickets for the Symphonic Spectacular go on sale from the 6th of August, so keep an eye out if you wish to grab tickets!

[Source: Doctor Who News]