Thousands of Doctor Who fans packed Wembley arena this weekend for the start of a six city tour celebrating ten years of the show’s incidental music.
Fresh from delighting audiences in Australia and New Zealand, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular features Murray Gold’s compositions for the show, brought to life by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.
Conductor Ben Foster and host Peter Davison guide the audience through the musical delights, including Gold’s ‘companions suite’, the Ood’s Song of Freedom, and music from Peter Capaldi’s debut season as The Doctor.
The fun is amplified by an array of monsters – including Cybermen, the Judoon, and the Foretold – who lunge and leer at the assembled fans
For many the highlight will be the concert’s take-over by a boarding party of marauding Daleks who force Foster and his musicians to play a suite of Dalek music.
On Monday the fun moves to Cardiff, the show’s base since it burst back onto our screens in 2005 under the clearly loving control of Russell T Davies. It then moves to Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.
For further information and tickets visit doctorwhosymphonicspectacular.com.