'Doctor Who Live' out of control?
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 September 2010
'Doctor Who Live' character Vorgenson may be the 'Greatest Showman in the Galaxy', but that doesn't mean he'll have Doctor Who's foes under control
'Doctor Who Live' character Vorgenson may be the 'Greatest Showman in the Galaxy', but that doesn't mean he'll have Doctor Who's foes under control.
The character - who will appear in the live action stage adaptation of the TV series - will be the ringmaster of the forthcoming live shows, but Nigel Planer, who will play him, said he won't have the grasp on the situation he thinks he has.
Nigel told BANG Showbiz: "The thing about him is he says 'oh, I've got all my monsters under control and I'll now present to you this, I'll now present to you that', but of course; he's not really as in control as he thinks he is.
"The monsters stars escaping and it should be really fun, as well as quite scary."
The stage show will see Vorgensen and his magical invention 'The Minimiser' - which can summon any 'Doctor Who' character - present a number of the Doctor's enemies, including The Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Silurians and Winders.
The Doctor - played by Matt Smith - will also appear in a number of especially filmed video scenes.
Nigel, best known for appearing in TV series 'The Young Ones', has promised that alongside the spectacle of the show's alien creatures - including a flying Dalek - there will be an element of fear, particularly for younger members of the audience, which he believes has always been a part of 'Doctor Who'.
He added: "I remember seeing the very first episode of Doctor Who ever, and that was with William Hartnell, and I was pretty scared by that.
"I think there's always been an element of scariness in Dr Who which I think is even moreso now with the weeping angels, they've got to be the most frightening baddies ever really."
The Doctor Who Live Tour kicks off at Wembley Arena on 8th October and tours across the UK until November 7th - for tickets and more information visit www.doctorwholive.com