Doctor Who: Time Fracture is an interactive live-action immersive theatre that has just launched in London. Originally intended to tie in with last year's Time Lord Victorious crossover, it is based on the concept of time fracture made popular in The Eleventh Doctor's run. The show is set in a UNIT Black Site on Davies Street in London, the home of Mars astronaut Adelaide Brooke. Being saved by the Twelfth Doctor, even though she then committed suicide, created a time fracture, which is now pummelling backward and forwards in time, sucking everything into its maw. And The Doctor – The Thirteenth and The First – are recruiting humans to help save reality, and yes, you actually have to go to Davies Street to participate.
I was part of a press pack who got to see a few of the scenes play out, and talk to the cast and crew. More interview stuff coming later, but here is a video a compilation of some of the scenes, as filmed earlier today. The show, Doctor Who: Time Fracture, is running previews right now, and is performed with smaller audiences than usual to preserve social distancing, Here, then, is a little video preview – every performance will of course be different, and each cast member alternates between two main roles depending on the show as well.
Officially licensed by BBC Studios, Doctor Who: Time Fracture is a huge scale production featuring seventeen different worlds across a 2,700 square metre space with a cast of over forty. Placed at the heart of a brand new, original story arch, audiences will find themselves immersed in the universe of one of the world's best loved sci-fi series. Traveling across space and time audiences will find themselves in amazingly realised worlds encountering Daleks, Cybermen, Time Lords, Weeping Angels and many other strange yet familiar characters, as they undertake a mission from UNIT. Working in close collaboration with BBC Studios, director Tom Maller (Secret Cinema's Casino Royale, 28 Days Later, Blade Runner), writer Daniel Dingsdale (Dark Tourism, Stardust, The Drop Off) BBC consultant James Goss (Dirk Gently, Torchwood), production designer Rebecca Brower and the creative team at Immersive Everywhere have brought to life the vivid the worlds of Doctor Who giving audiences a chance to experience and become a part of the Doctor's adventures like never before.