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Immersive Doctor Who theatre experience set to launch in 2021

Published on: 19th August 2020

Doctor Who: Time Fracture will take place at Immersive LDN from February 17th to April 11th 2021.

Doctor Who: Time Fracture

An immersive Doctor Who theatre experience featuring Daleks, Cybermen and Time Lords will launch in London next year. Doctor Who: Time Fracture will transport audience members to 1940 during the Blitz, where a mysterious weapon destroys a small corner of Mayfair and opens a rift in space and time.

Enlisted by the Unified Intelligence Task Force Unit, the audience will visit “impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way”, organisers say. The original story arc will also allow guests to meet a character from Time Lord Victorious, BBC Studios’ new multi-platform story.

The show comes from Immersive Everywhere, the team behind the long-running immersive theatre production of The Great Gatsby, and is licensed by BBC Studios. Also on board is director Tom Maller, writer Daniel Dingsdale and BBC consultant James Goss.

Louis Hartshorn, joint chief executive of Immersive Everywhere, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with BBC Studios to bring the incredible universe of Doctor Who to life in a way that only immersive theatre can. We can’t wait for audiences to step into the world of The Doctor, and find themselves closer to the action than ever before, in this expansive and ambitious new show.

He added: “Based on everything we know now, we are confident that Doctor Who: Time Fracture will be able to go ahead as planned in early 2021 and will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our audiences and full creative team.”

Time Fracture will take place at Immersive LDN, a former military drill hall dating back to 1890, from February 17th to April 11th 2021, and will adhere to social distancing measures. There will be a free preview for care workers who have worked on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets can be pre-ordered by purchasing a Gallifreyan Coin token online. General sale begins at 10am on Thursday 20th August.

Mark Hurry of Showtime Theatre Productions told Toy World, “We are planning on working with all BBC Doctor Who licensees for merch at the show. Anyone interested should email me on mark.hurry@showtimetheatreproductions.com for further details.”

More information can be found here.

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