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Saturday, 24 August 2013 - Reported by Paul Scoones
Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular 2014The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is coming to New Zealand for the first time. The special event will open the 2014 New Zealand Festival in Wellington.

Touring with a new show based on the recent Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Proms, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will play three performances at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on 21 and 22 February 2014.

This will be the first time the show has been put on for New Zealand audiences. When the 2014 Australian performances were previously announced it was speculated that the show might also come to New Zealand.

The music will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. During the show there will be live appearances in the aisles by monsters from the series, and specially edited sequences featuring the Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith will play on the big screen.

New Zealand Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza said:
We’re expecting an invasion from around the country. This show really is spectacular, it dances between fantasy and reality and will appeal to people of all ages, whether they’re theatre regulars, music lovers or Doctor Who fans old and new.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Head of Artistic Programming Melissa King said:
This is a fantastic opportunity to bring the world of Doctor Who to New Zealand and celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.
Helen Pendlebury, Head of Commercial, Entertainment and Children’s Brands, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand commented:
It’s a very exciting time as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and we are delighted to give Kiwi fans a chance to experience the series in a whole new way. The 2014 tour will also include performances in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Tickets go on sale to the General Public on 30 August 2013 with pre-sales available from 26 August 2013 from

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