Doctor Who - The Stuff of Legend LIVE!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of licensed Doctor Who audio dramas, Big Finish Theatre, in partnership with BBC Studios, Fourth Wall Live and AEG, is proud to announce a unique full-cast live recording event, taking place at Cadogan Hall, London on Saturday 14 September 2024.

For the very first time, Doctor Who fans will be able to watch an all-star cast take to the stage to perform a brand-new audio play, The Stuff of Legend, by Robert Valentine.

Leading the cast is Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and India Fisher as his indomitable companion Charley Pollard. They’ll be joined onstage by Alex Macqueen as the Master alongside Nicholas Briggs, who voices the Doctor’s unstoppable arch-enemy, the Daleks.

Something is afoot in the lonely Cornish village of Merrymaid Bay. Rumours of dead men working in the tin mines have sent a chill through the community, and it’s up to the Doctor and Charley to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Can the legends of the Bucca that haunts the mines be true? And just what awesome power do the Doctor’s greatest enemies – the Daleks! – threaten to unleash upon the universe?

Tickets will be available to order at www.doctorwhoaudiolive.com from 10:00 (UK time) on Friday 05 July, with prices beginning at £18.00.

Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery said: “25 years? It feels like 25 seconds! Producing the audio adventures of Doctor Who has been such a joy that two and a half decades has flown by – almost as if we have all been in the time vortex with the Doctor.

“We’ve enjoyed ourselves so much producing thousands of hours of audio drama adventures – and now we have the chance to show fans of the series how the audio productions are made, with a new live performance – the first time Doctor Who has been performed live on stage since 1989.”

Dominic Walker, Global Business Director at BBC Studios, added: “After 25 years of working with Big Finish on the Doctor Who audio adventures, BBC Studios is excited to now be bringing a live version to the stage. The Stuff of Legend is a fitting celebration and I am delighted that fans will be able to witness the recording of such a momentous anniversary story up close and personal.”

Please note: Cadogan Hall has limited capacity so fans are advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Simultaneous to the live stage show, a full-cast studio production of Doctor Who: The Stuff of Legend will be released on 14 September 2024. Big Finish listeners can pre-order this adventure now for just £15.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £12.99 (download only) exclusively here. This will also be available to purchase as a collector’s edition CD at the event.

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Omg I am so jealous of this. How many of you are going to try and go.

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That’s rather near my birthday so I think I might try and go! (It’s also rather near my eldest’s 16th which might cause a clash but we’ll see!)

Very, very exciting!

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I doubt I will go. A trip like that will easily turn into half a week’s wages. I’ll get the CD though.

Also I hope it leads to a revival of the stage show format for Doctor Who.

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I might up the download. Also, does this mean that we might be getting the MacQueen Master in a Dark Gallifrey trilogy? Or anything else actually?

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I need more of that ‘used car salesman’ Master.

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Unless my memory’s off and I’ve missed something, we haven’t really seen him since Dark Eyes with a stopover in Masterful. I think those were the last things he’s been in.

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He’s in Vampire of the Mind and The Two Masters.

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I think I might go. Tardis Guide meet up!

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If people do get tickets, mention it here and we can definitely see if we can put some names to faces!

Sounds like it’s going to be quite limited though.

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Okay, those were after Dark Eyes. But, nothing since January 2021, that’s still three-and-a-half years.

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Jan 2021 still feels like yesterday to me!

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Even worse when you remember that it was over 4 years ago, we were in lockdown. I miss those days. Quiet and clean air.

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Home schooling and being a teacher at the same time; my eldest missing out on their Y6 production and residential trip and having the roughest of starts to high school… Nah - 2020/2021 can ■■■■ right off.

(Sorry - off topic rant). Very excited about the live show!

I did see them do a live script reading at one of the big Excel conventions (can’t remember if it was the 50th or the 2015 one). That was fun.

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The Daleks on the cover. I always love that the artist who does the renderings posts about them on Twitter.

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I would love to go… But I’m stuck in the States! I was kind of hoping they’d also have a livestream you could pay for too, for those fans who are too far out!

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Gonna try and grab tickets. I’m in London so should be doable. Now to convince my partner to come with…

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2021 does feel like yesterday. I look at the Torchwood monthly range and I swear Ex Machina came out last week (it came out 3 years ago)

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Sorry, but I can’t stop laughing.

I know this will mean nothing to you if you’re from outside the UK - will also probably mean nothing to you if you weren’t raised on mid-late 00s CBBC as a kid.

But the woman behind Charley played Elaine the Pain in the Tracey Beaker series when I was a kid, and I can’t stop laughing at that fact :joy:

That’s got me creased! Bwahahahahaha!

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It’s more likely its the long awaited return of ‘Female Programmer’ from Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways or (cos she gets exterminated) maybe it’s the even longer awaited return of ‘Red Kang’!

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