From 23rd to 24th May 2015, sci-fi fans across Wembley are in for a special treat. The SSE Arena will host three fantastic orchestral shows across two days to celebrate the UK’s most loved general practitioner: Doctor Who. The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Chorus of Wales; the company who are also responsible for the television show’s original score. For ticket availability and more information, head over here.
The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will touch down in six UK cities this spring, and Wembley is on the agenda. Stopping off at the SSE Arena over one busy weekend, early risers can anticipate matinee shows on both days, while 23rd May also promises a night time performance. With a wealth of experience under their belt, together the musicians have recently toured the show in Australia and New Zealand – so you can expect for them to be well practiced.
With the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Chorus of Wales under his wing, the performance will be conducted by Ben Foster, whose accolades far out weight that of his peers.As a Bafta award winning British composer, Foster is responsible for the original Torchwood soundtrack, and also worked with Murray Gold on music for Doctor Who’s 2005reboot. To top it all, he even contributed to Hollywood movies Prometheus and The Grey, staring Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson respectively.
Anyone more interested in the television show than the music won’t go disappointed: each performance is hosted by fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. Davison starred as Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984, and is also known for his roles in All Creatures Great and Small, and more recently, the BBC’s Sherlock, Miranda and Death in Paradise.
…And there’s yet another reason to get hot under the collar at the prospect of attending the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular. With ample to do and see around Wembley, downtime in the area won’t go to waste. A bustling suburb of the capital, the SSE Arena has direct transport links to central London – but if you’d prefer to keep it local, there’s plenty for a sci-fi fan to enjoy. Head over to Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetups in Wembley, or perhaps visit the local Cineworld for more options.