Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Jenna Coleman confirmed for Doctor Who Festival UK

BBC Worldwide has announced that Jenna Coleman will be attending this year’s Doctor Who Festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November, ahead of her exit as Clara Oswald later in the current series.

The Doctor Who Festival is also the only official event this year to include appearances from Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez (Missy) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) as well as executive producer Steven Moffat.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that writer Mark Gatiss will be attending the Festival on all three days, as well as joining the team from Millennium FX each day in its theatre show, revealing to guests how they create and build many of the monsters from Doctor Who. Gatiss and the team will take an in-depth look at the new monsters created for the 2015 series.

Other events over the three days are as follows:

  • The daily "Meet The Cast" panel will see Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver discuss their experiences behind the scenes on the set of Doctor Who
  • The minds behind Doctor Who will be quizzed in the Writers' Panel, where all of the 2015 writers (Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard, Toby Whithouse, Catherine Tregenna, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson) will talk through the development and design of the show’s characters and storylines
  • Special effects supervisor Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX reveal what happens on a typical day’s filming in their live show
  • Fans can enter the Cosplay Showcase and be put to the test in the Fan Challenge
  • Photo opportunities with Jenna Coleman are now on sale. There are also photos with Ingrid Oliver, Michelle Gomez, Mark Gatiss, Danny Hargreaves and Nick Briggs still available for purchase via the website. Photo opportunities with Peter Capaldi are now sold out
  • Visitors will experience what it's really like to be on the Doctor Who set in the Drama School and Production Village, featuring audio story producers Big Finish, Nick Briggs and director Douglas MacKinnon, giving ticket holders the opportunity to learn voice acting from the voice of the Daleks himself and discover how to act with CGI
  • Two of the iconic sets from the 2015 series will be on open display to all ticket holders, and the set of Clara’s Bedroom will be available to ticket holders for photo opportunities

The ticket price includes day entry to the Festival, access to three theatre shows, a lanyard and show planner, and access to all the activities in the Festival Hall.

The Doctor Who Festival will take place at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2015. Tickets and further information are available from doctorwhofestival.com.

The Festival will be heading to Australia a week later, on 21 and 22 November 2015 in Moore Park, Sydney. Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will also be attending the Australian event.

With thanks to BBC Worldwide
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