Peter Davison To Host 13-date Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

"It's a shift in focus - when you see it on the television, the music is in the background"

Peter Davison is to play the master of ceremonies for a new 13 date Symphonic Spectacular, which celebrates the music of ‘Doctor Who’.

In a recent chat to Digital Spy the actor talked a bit about the event as well as whether or not we will see the rumored ‘Five-ish Doctors Reboot’  sequel.

For those unfamiliar the Symphonic Spectacular is an event made up of Murray Golds music for ‘Doctor Who’. This years event will mostly feature music from Peter Capaldi’s first series, but it also included music from the earlier series.

“It’s a shift in focus – when you see it on the television, the music is in the background – here, you have a symphony orchestra on-stage playing the music and you have clips in the background.

“But also we have various creatures from Doctor Who wandering around the auditorium – and sneaking up on people when they least expect it. At one point, the Daleks try to take over the show – and I have to come on and save the day with a cup of tea!

“So it’s a fun thing – and I come in and introduce the various pieces of music, with a little anecdote or two!”

Five-ishDoctorsOf course one question that many fans would like the answer to is whether a sequel is on the cards for the brilliantly fun ‘Five-ish Doctors

“If I came up with a good enough idea. There are two problems, really, in my head. I wouldn’t want to do it if it was half-hearted and nowhere near as good as the other one, so it would have to be a good enough idea.

“The other problem – and it’s a fairly major one – is we had probably the best cast you can imagine. Literally everyone said yes – with one exception – and it’s very difficult to imagine getting that cast together again… and not paying them!

“I couldn’t really ring up people and ask them to do a day for no money at all – their patience might run out! So if I did come up with a good enough idea, I’d then have to figure out a way of actually paying them some money!

“All these things are not impossible, but I wouldn’t even want to go down that road unless I thought it could be better!

You can read much more of this interview here at Digital Spy.

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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