Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular - Melbourne 2014

Remember us mentioning the "Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular" in Melbourne, Australia? "16,000 ticketed attendence" sold out the show and all that last year.

Not surprisingly, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be repeating their production. The two-day performance starts at 7:30, 31 January and then a 2:30 matinee 1 February, both at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets range from $29.00 - $139.00, and if you sign up for the orchestra's e-news mailing list they'll give you the pre-sale code to start buying tickets tomorrow. Apparently the ticket purchase will include "the option to choose a ticket + merch pack option. This includes a Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular t-shirt, program, lithograph, mug and tote bag. Merch packs can be collected from Plenary Hall on the day of the concert where you will be able to pick your t-shirt size."(Apparently it'll be shown 7:30, 8 February at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD; last year they went to Sydney, so the orchestra laudably seem to be trying to give shows around the country).

Helen Pendlebury, Head of Commercial, Entertainment & Children’s Brands for BBC Worldwide Australia, told the Herald Sun that the "show is based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms in the UK". They even called in Murray Gold to help with the production: "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 is a fantastic opportunity for music lovers and Doctor Who fans alike."


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