Because I’m really bloody cool I went to see Doctor Who Live on Friday. Yeah, ok, maybe it’s not very cool but it was INCREDIBLE. It’s basically a panto version of Doctor Who, if you don’t take it any more seriously than that you can properly enjoy it. Obviously they can’t have the real Doctor acting every night so they’ve constructed this evil circus master who has captured loads of famous Doctor Who aliens and we’re all the audience in his travelling freak show. Each alien gets wheeled out on stage in turn and we all gasp and scream as they run through the audience.
Of course, not everything goes to plan and the Doctor has to get involved (via some v dodgy pre-recorded clips that they screen); there is a bigger evil here, someone is letting the aliens out of their cages. Who could it be? Yes! The Daleks! With lots of pyrotechnics and cheap props the Daleks are defeated.
It’s a fun show, with a live orchestra and choir. I think they’ve used all the original outfits, so all the creatures look just like the do on the show. The Ood were a definite highlight.
Actually, I lie. The highlight was sitting about five seats away from Matt Smith!!! I’d blagged amazing seats from work, we were right above the stage with shit loads of celebs. Even Donna was there! Alas, no David Tennant. Though that might be a good thing, as I probably would have been ejected from the arena after too much dry humping.