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.
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 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!
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!