Following last week’s cast announcement, more details are today revealed about the immersive theatrical adventure Doctor Who Time Fracture.
David Bradley and John Barrowman, both well loved by fans of the Doctor Who TV series, are reprising their roles as William Hartnell’s First Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness respectively in pre-recorded cameo appearances for the immersive show and both have expressed their delight at having been approached to be involved.
David Bradley said: ‘This is going to be something really special. Anyone who sees the show who is not a Doctor Who fan when they go in, surely will be when they come out! It’s going to be an amazing experience.’
John Barrowman said ‘I wanted to get involved not only because I love storytelling and I love Captain Jack the character, but also because this introduces Jack to the next generation of Doctor Who fans. If you’re coming to this – why not dress up as your favourite character? it’s going to be like Comic Con but with a storyline! Create your character, get in there and enjoy the journey.’
The production, featuring a cast of over 40 live performers, began rehearsals on site last week, and the set is undergoing finishing touches ahead of ‘UNIT HQ’ opening its doors to audiences on 26 May.
Brian Hook, Producer said: ’We have made the most of every month that the last year’s delays have brought to the show, and in doing so we believe we have forged a one-of-a-kind diamond of a production. Throughout this year there have been many difficult decisions, many leaps of faith and times when cool heads and kindness became the most incredible creative currency. To be in rehearsals is a genuine joy.
We hope that what we have created here is not just a great theatrical spectacle but a beacon of hope for the creative industries – and a physical manifestation of everything that makes Doctor Who special to generations of fans.’
It has been so satisfying, after such a prolonged gestation period, to get rehearsals underway with our fantastic company and we can’t wait to share the experience with live audiences very soon.’
Much of the show is being kept under wraps so as not to spoil surprises that await audiences, but today sees the reveal of a glimpse into the world of Doctor Who Time Fracture with an image of one of the 17 environments that have been created for the show.
Rebecca Brower, Designer said ‘It is incredible to see my designs come to life in such an impressive and detailed way. We’ve been working whenever possible over the past 12 months off site to get everything right, and the build on site has been completely invigorating to be involved in first hand.’
Also live from this week is the lottery for a special performance for key workers. In recognition of their work throughout the pandemic, the Producers of Doctor Who Time Fracture are making free tickets available to frontline healthcare, services and NHS staff for a performance on 23 May 2021. Lottery winners will be drawn on 17 May.
From the team behind The Great Gatsby, the UK’s longest running immersive show, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will preview from 26 May with tickets still available to buy now.
DOCTOR WHO: TIME FRACTURE
Presented under licence by Immersive Everywhere
Directed by Tom Maller
Written by Daniel Dingsdale
Designed by Rebecca Brower
Doctor Who lore consultancy and Script Editing by James Goss
Location: UNIT HQ, 1-8 Davies Mews London W1K 5AB
First Preview,Wednesday 26 May 2021
Press Night, Wednesday 16 June 2021
Special Preview Performance for Care Workers: 23 May
Click here for details.
Tuesday to Sunday at 6pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12noon, 12.45pm, 1.30pm
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