I have always been a big Doctor Who fan (I cannot decide if I am a Jon Pertwee or Tom Baker man) and we have done the exhibition in Cardiff and London. This weekend was something a little different – the Symphonic Spectacular at Wembley where a 100 piece orchestra (BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Chorus of Wales) played a series of pieces from the latest revival series and it was pretty great.
I always think of Dr Who as being a children’s programme so I assumed that we would be in the minority as lone adults there without children. As it turned out while the event was geared up for kids, with walk on parts of various monsters, actually there were plenty of adults, a number were dressed up as a Tardis, Dalek and assorted Doctors. Of course what I was forgetting was that the show has a 50 year history and so a lot of kids that watched it are now adults. Like me, only without the cosplay.
If you want to get an idea of what the show was like take a look at the video below which two pieces stitched together including the reworked theme. The show is well worth seeing and you probably won’t go to somewhere where the acoustics are as awful as Wembley Arena!