Space Doctor


“The script was well-written with many cringe-worthy jokes and a surprisingly intricate plot.”
Voice Mag 

 

“The actors are having tons of fun and, more importantly, they’re in on the joke. It makes for great viewing.”
Wales Arts Review

 

Brighton Fringe: The Warren, The Blockhouse
19, 20, 24, 25 May 2018

Edinburgh Fringe: Gilded Balloon, Wine Bar
1-26 August 2018

Synopsis

Time Travel, Space Ships, Evil Aliens, Sexy Assistants, Demented Fans. It can only be SPACE DOCTOR!

Britain's favourite time traveller is BACK and he's coming to the Canal Cafe Theatre. Be there, or be exterminated!

A riotous and playful homage to Doctor Who, set at a fan convention celebrating the fictional 1970s programme 'Space Doctor'. Think Classic Doctor Who with even wobblier sets, a panel of participants in the original programme and a full cast of fans re-enacting the first episode. Forty years on from the programme's first broadcast, elated and passionate fans have gathered to hear from an ageing panel of cast and crew, including the man who played 'Space Doctor' himself. In addition, the long lost film of 'Space Doctor's final episode has been discovered at last and will be screened for the first time in forty years.

Amidst the discussion and re-enactment of some of 'Space Doctor's most "celebrated" moments, the convention's crowd get far more than they bargained for when shocking and horrific truths are revealed about the programme by some of its key players. What's worse, the fans' demented and murderous dedication to the programme becomes worryingly clear as the convention reaches its farcical and explosive conclusion.

Space Doctor began life with a run at London's Canal Cafe theatre in February 2018, before moving onto the Brighton Fringe in May and Edinburgh Festival's Gilded Balloon in August, via the OSO Theatre for a preview in July.

Reviews

Voice Mag
“The script was well-written with many cringe-worthy jokes and a surprisingly intricate plot.”
Wales Arts Review
“The actors are having tons of fun and, more importantly, they’re in on the joke. It makes for great viewing.”