Event:Doctor Who Proms 2013 Place: The Royal Albert Hall Date: 13th July 2013
“And as we stumble down our slow road I can’t but wonder what would it be like. To run away with you through time, where would we go, who might we find. But on we go, cutting our paths, only one way, one day at a time, while you embrace the universe, spinning your way on the fast road, limitless endless.”
Song for Fifty by Murray Gold
Final Verdict: A wonderful experience for any fan, and a truly amazing concert.
Full Playlist of the Prom: The Mad Man with a Box – Murray Gold I Am The Doctor – Murray Gold Carmen Suite No. 2 – Georges Bizet The Companions – Murray Gold Cyber Shard – Murray Gold Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 – Johann Sebastian Bach The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond – Murray Gold The Rings of Akhaten – Murray Gold All the Strange, Strange Creatures – Murray Gold The Impossible Girl – Murray Gold La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) – Claude Debussy “Classic” Doctor Who Medley – Tristram Cary, Malcolm Clarke, Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Jonathan Gibbs, Mark Ayres Doctor Who Create a Soundtrack Winners – William Davenport, Jordan Picken, Gabe Stone, Matthew Owen First There Were Daleks – Murray Gold The Name of the Doctor – Murray Gold Song for Fifty – Murray Gold Vale Decem – Murray Gold Doctor Who Theme – Ron Grainer
“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences. I was a child, which meant that I knew a dozen different ways of getting out of our property and into the lane, ways that would not involve walking down our drive.” The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Final Verdict: If you are a fan of Neil Gaiman, seeing him live is an absolute must!
Title:Beauty and the Beast Performed by: Birmingham Royal Ballet Where: Birmingham Hippodrome When: September 2011
“‘Yes, yes,’ said the Beast, ‘my heart is good, but still I am a monster.’
‘Among mankind,’ says Beauty, ‘there are many that deserve that name more than you, and I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart.’” Beauty and the Beast byJeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Final Verdict: If you like Beauty and the Beast, you have to see this at least once in your lifetime.
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“Fairy tales are not true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist; but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” G.K. Chesteron
Final Verdict: While not the event we expected, a great time nonetheless. If you get the chance to see Neil Gaiman in person, jump at it, it is a great night out. And makes you appreciate slightly scary stories!