Doctor Who fans who are able to make it out to Immersive Everywhere's West End production Doctor Who: Time Fracture during its run (until April 2022) are going to have yet another familiar face waiting for them when they do. That's right, as you can tell from the headline Alex Kingston is returning to the live-action version of River Song for a special pre-recorded cameo. Kingston joins David Bradley, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Jo Martin, and current Doctor Jodie Whittaker when it comes to pre-recorded cameos- with voice actors taking on the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors; Michael Troughton provides the voice-over for Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor). To mark the occasion, the fine folks at Time Fracture released new preview images as well as a teaser video marking River Song's return.
Now here's a preview of what fans can look forward to:
Based on the long-running BBC sci-fi series and stemming from Immersive Everywhere, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will span seventeen worlds with a company of 80-plus, utilizing original costumes and props used in a number of Doctor Who episodes- including Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords, and more. Doctor Who: Time Fracture is written by Daniel Dingsdale with design by Rebecca Brower, with James Goss as show lore consultant and script editor.
In addition, Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart) and Jon Culshaw (the Brigadier) have joined the production with pre-recorded segments. In a fitting tribute to his father, Michael Troughton will provide the voice-over for Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor- while the 21st-century voice of the Daleks and Cybermen will be delivered by Nicholas Briggs. Additional voice talent provided by the team at Big Finish includes Jonathan Carley and Tim Treloar taking on fan favorites from all eras of the long-running show.
Angus Brown, Angus Dunican, Anouk Chalmers, Becky Bassett, Bethany Blake, Charlie Burt, Chioma Uma, Christina Andrews, Craig Hamilton, Daisy Winter-Taylor, Dare Emmanuel, Efé Egwele, Ellamae Cieslik, Elliot Rodriguez, Gareth Radcliffe, Georgia Redgrave, Harry Pudwell, Hayden Wood, Howard Grater, Ivy Corbin, Jamal Renaldo, James Bryant, James Byng, James Lawrence, Jenny Horsthuis, Jessica Elton, Jessica Hern, John Sodiq Akanmu, Kieran Mortell, Liv Spencer, Max Krupski, Maxwell Tyler, Megan Louise Wilson, Michael Geary, Molly Walker, Paul Collin-Thomas, Paul Croft, Paul Easom, Ricky Hunt, Ricky Shah, Ryan Ruel, and Sam Blythe are also set to appear in the production.
1940 – it's the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens up a rift in space and time. For decades, UNIT has fought to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses, but they've been beaten back as the fracture multiplies out of control. Earth as we know it is at stake – now is the time for you to step up and be the hero. Travelling to impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way, it's a journey across space and time to save our race, and our beautiful planet.
"The first day of rehearsals has finally arrived and we're so excited to bring the story of Doctor Who: Time Fracture to life over the coming weeks. The response to our application process has been overwhelming, as was the talent we met at our carefully managed audition process, said director Tom Maller. "We are delighted with our cast who are all ready for an intensive rehearsal period before we finally welcome audiences into Unit HQ from the first preview on 26 May."
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