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16th Oct, 2021

Stratford actor David Bradley to reprise Doctor Who role for stage production

GAME of Thrones star and Stratford resident David Bradley will reprise his role as the First Doctor in an upcoming Doctor Who theatrical adventure.

Long-anticipated show Doctor Who Time Fracture, featuring a cast of over 40 live performers, was announced last year by Immersive Everywhere – which recreates theatrical performances of classic adventures.

David Bradley, who guest-starred as the First Doctor – a role originally played by the late William Hartnell in the 60s – in series 10 of the revived BBC sci-fi show, will appear in a pre-recorded cameo appearance for the immersive show in London.

He said: “This is going to be something really special. Anyone who sees the show who is not a Doctor Who fan when they go in, surely will be when they come out! It’s going to be an amazing experience.”

The production began rehearsals on site last week, and the set is undergoing finishing touches ahead of ‘UNIT HQ’ opening its doors to audiences on May 26.

Producer Brian Hook said: “We have made the most of every month that the last year’s delays have brought to the show, and in doing so we believe we have forged a one-of-a-kind diamond of a production. Throughout this year there have been many difficult decisions, many leaps of faith and times when cool heads and kindness became the most incredible creative currency. To be in rehearsals is a genuine joy.

“We hope that what we have created here is not just a great theatrical spectacle but a beacon of hope for the creative industries – and a physical manifestation of everything that makes Doctor Who special to generations of fans.”

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