Immersive Doctor Who theatrical event set to open in London in 2021
Doctor Who: Time Fracture will allow audiences to be drawn into a story with Daleks, Cybermen and more, in a new experience.
UPDATE: John Barrowman and David Bradley will provide cameos for Doctor Who: Time Fracture. They've both appeared in episodes throughout the Doctor Who series. Check out all the actors that have played Doctor Who here.
Immersive Everywhere, the London-based immersive theatre company, has announced it will be producing Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new show which will bring audiences on an adventure with the planet's favourite Time Lord. Created in collaboration with BBC Studios, the show will have an original story arc and will include Daleks, Cyberman, and Time Lords in addition to a range of strange characters and worlds.
Directed by Tom Maller (Secret Cinema and The Great Gatsby Immersive), the production will be staged at Immersive | LDN, a former military drill hall on South Molton Lane in Mayfair, built in 1890. The show will begin performances from 26 May 2021.
In addition to being the location of the venue, Mayfair also features in the show's plot, as described by the production: "1940 - it's the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens up a rift in space and time. Earth as we know it is at stake - now is the time for you to step up and be the hero. Travelling to impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way, it's a journey across space and time to save our race, and our beautiful planet."
"We are incredibly excited to be at the creative helm of this project," Maller said in a statement. "It has been an enjoyable experience already, working with BBC Studios to make sure Doctor Who: Time Fracture not only meets the extremely high expectations of fans, but exceeds them."
Casting includes over 40 actors: Angus Brown, Angus Dunican, Anouk Chalmers, Becky Bassett, Bethany Blake, Charlie Burt, Chioma Uma, Christina Andrews, Craig Hamilton, Daisy Winter-Taylor, Dare Emmanuel, Efé Egwele, Ellamae Cieslik, Elliot Rodriguez, Gareth Radcliffe, Georgia Redgrave, Harry Pudwell, Hayden Wood, Howard Grater, Ivy Corbin, Jamal Renaldo, James Bryant, James Byng, James Lawrence, Jenny Horsthuis, Jessica Elton, Jessica Hern, John Sodiq Akanmu, Kieran Mortell, Liv Spencer, Max Krupski, Maxwell Tyler, Megan Louise Wilson, Michael Geary, Molly Walker, Paul Collin-Thomas, Paul Croft, Paul Easom, Ricky Hunt, Ricky Shah, Ryan Ruel and Sam Blythe.
The character of Doctor Who was first seen on the BBC in 1963, and the long-running series has had over 860 episodes produced. Thirteen actors have played the central role, currently held by Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to be "The Doctor." Read more about all the performers that have played Doctor Who.
The upcoming immersive experience will not be the first time Doctor Who's adventures have been staged in London. Doctor Who and the Daleks - Seven Keys to Doomsday played a four-week season at the Adelphi Theatre in 1974.
Doctor Who: Time Fracture is open from 26 May 2021.
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Article Updated: 20 April 2021
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