Live Doctor Who show to go on tour
Doctor Who is to regenerate into a live action arena tour - complete with Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels, it has been announced.
After spinning through the universe for hundreds of years, the Tardis will materialise in nine cities on 25 dates for the all-action, musical spectacular.
The latest spin-off of the hit BBC One TV show will see on-stage battles, pyrotechnics and special effects.
Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will not appear live on the stage, but they are filming new scenes which will be seen for the first time during the shows, being developed by TV show supremo Steven Moffatt.
Moffatt, who runs the series and is executive producer, said he wanted the live events to have the same excitement as the TV version.
"This is everything I ever wanted since I was 11. A live show, with all the coolest Doctor Who monsters, a proper story, and brand new screen material for Matt Smith's Doctor," he said.
"I'll be writing scenes for it, and probably attending every single night."
Doctor Who Live will open in wartime London and finishes with what is billed as "an epic onstage battle".
Other creatures from the menagerie of monsters which will appear live are the Judoon and Oods.
The action will be set to a live soundtrack by TV show composer Murray Gold, with a 16-piece orchestra live on stage.