BBC Worldwide has announced two special treats for Australian Doctor Who fans, a pop-up shop and a special musical celebration of the iconic BBC series.
Packed with enough memorabilia to fill a Tardis, the Doctor Who pop-up shop will open its doors on Saturday 12 October at Shop 13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
The store follows the success of the first-ever Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney earlier this year, and will feature some exclusive merchandise not currently available in Australian stores.
Among the items on offer is the Who Home range boasting a selection of stylish homewares, such as teapots and mugs, plus notebooks, tea towels and more.
Fans can stock up on women’s apparel from cult US fan-girl designers Her Universe, including some new leggings and t-shirt designs, a new range of men’s t-shirt designs from the UK, replica coats from Canada, costume jewellery from the US, a new range of kids’ back to school stationery and much more.
A limited number of the special edition Tenth Doctor in tuxedo Titan figurines will also be on sale, as well as the covetable silver collectible coin from the New Zealand Mint.
Also on offer will be the popular range of toys, gifts, DVDs and books that Australian fans love. And as a special treat, fans can get up close to a TARDIS and a K-9.
Says Rachael Hammond, BBC Worldwide ANZ’s Retail Manager: ‘With the 50th anniversary fast approaching, we are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to get together, interact and take home their very own piece of Doctor Who.’
The BBC’s commercial arm has also announced that a live musical celebration of the show will be performed on Saturday 8 February 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series will see the Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform Murray Gold’s captivating music from the 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.
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will have its Queensland premiere in Brisbane on Saturday 8 February 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Ph: 132 849 or visit ticket.com.au