After last week’s post about the Symphonic Spectacular, mum thought we should reveal some of the monsters, and fun we had at the Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular that took place in Wellington.

Peter Davison The Fifth Doctor
Peter Davison The Fifth Doctor

The whole arena exploded with delighted cheers and yells when, after a delayed start, Peter Davison walked out on to the stage. Smart, relaxed and thrilled to be part of the event he introduced the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and soloists who brought the music to life. He was charming, and fun and simply lovely.

The Fifth Doctor live and on screen
The Fifth Doctor live and on screen

The screen meant everyone could see the Doctor, who complimented New Zealand on playing wonderful cricket as well as describing the music and what we would see on the screen. It got a bit loud at times but nothing could damped the excitement when monsters started to appear.

The biggest cheers of the night were for the Daleks and the Cybermen, both of whom thrilled us all as they marched up and down the aisles of the Arena, to everyone’s delight. Mum was SO excited all her Dalek pictures are blurry MOL! We spotted a (thankfully) distant Angel, and also The Silence – eeeek!

Cybermen from Dr Who
Cybermen from Dr Who

You may be able to see behind the Cybermen, the screen played videos from the episodes that were linked to the music. We saw all of the Doctors from William Hartnell to Peter Capaldi, regenerations, Doctor’s Companions, and a suite of music from vintage Dr Who composers, alongside Murray Gold – all conducted by Mark Foster.  SPOILER WARNING : Matt Smith and Tom Baker appeared in a super special segment that hinted at news about Gallifrey – it was not destroyed! (The text is white so pals can avoid it if they want to).

Mum had a marvellous time and even get her picture taken with the TARDIS!


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  1. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    March 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    That looks like it must have been lots of fun!
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  2. Willy

    March 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

    yup me too Nissy a trip in the TARDIS would sure help you with your time travel experiments. This event that happened in Middle Earf looks like it was just so pawsome. DashKitten’s mom looks like she is having a blast by the TARDIS. *jealous ears* Glad she was far away from the weeping angel and the Silence. Hugs n Purrs Willy


  3. jansfunnyfarm

    March 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Oh, here you are. Jan is lost today. She thought she was on instead of your old blog. You’ll have to forgive her. She’s old and confusion is now part of her DNA. :) What would she do without us to get her here?

    That looks like it was a fun time.
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  4. Nerissa's Life

    March 4, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I would like to take a trip in the Tardis, I think. Yup, that would be fun, for sure.

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