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Story in The Scotsman newspaper: http://www.scotsman.com/news/arts/doctor-who-musical-set-for-fringe-2013-1-2889195

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/i-need-a-doctor-the-unauthorised-whosical-adventure

Promo Photo Shoot by Elyse Marks Photography
Promo Photo Shoot by Elyse Marks Photography

"So what you are telling me is that we are gonna put on a musical about the Doctor in which we will be desperately trying to avoid any kind of copyright enfringement by changing around words in the dialogue to make them seem less whovian, whilst you switch between multiple characters and costumes to try and fill out the cast between the two of us? Wow, I certainly hope this elaborate setup doesn’t lead to any kind of hilarious consequences….." 

THE SHOW

Jamie and Jess love the doctor so much they wrote a whole musical about his adventures. Together they will combat monsters and save the world. All they have to do is dodge BBC copyright and perform 50 years worth of characters between the pair of them. What could go wrong? 'I Need A Doctor' is a parody musical with original songs including 'Phonebox of Love', 'Companion's Lament', 'Master Rap' and 'I Need A Doctor'.

WATCH OUR ORIGINAL TEN MINUTE WORKSHOP BELOW:

Whilst studying together at Guildford School of Acting, Jamie and Jess created a 15 minute musical about the Doctor which they have since developed into an hour-long show, under the guidance of renowned theatre director Ben Occhipinti, The Pleasance Theatre Trust, producer Anna Haigh and general managers Stormy Teacup Theatre.

The show will premiere at the Pleasance Courtyard for a three week run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Following this run, we have plans to take the show on a UK tour, to the Australian fringe festivals in Adelaide and Melbourne and to venues in New York and California.

https://twitter.com/INeedADoctor_UK

THE TEAM

James Wilson-Taylor, Co-Creator

James trained at Guildford School Of Acting and Manchester University. Credits whilst training include Mr Honest in Moll Flanders, Cliff in Cabaret and the Baker in Into The Woods. Professional Theatre Credits include Curley in Peter Pan (The Lowry, Manchester), Ensemble in Little Women (Playhouse Theatre) and soloist roles in Brava, directed by Jonathan Butterell and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Concert, directed by Clive Rowe and Janie Dee. Additional credits include The Escape Artist for BBC One Drama.

Jessica Spray, Co-Creator

Jessica is a recent graduate of Guildford School of Acting. Prior to this, she achieved a First Class Hons degree in musical theatre from the University of Chichester. Credits whilst training include Elizabeth in Moll Flanders, Greylag in Honk and a featured role in new musical Travel. Jessica works closely with the Beck Theatre in Hayes as Assistant Director on their Summer Youth Projects, working most recently on highly successful productions of Beauty and the Beast and High School Musical.

Benjamin Occhipinti - Director

Directing credits include: Piaf (Bolton Octagon); Spread a Little Happiness, Jack and the Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse); Dr Quimpugh's Compendium of Peculiar Afflictions (Petersham Playhouse and Edinburgh Fringe); Mack and Mabel (Greenwich Theatre); Into the Woods, Parade (The Lowry); Bugsy Malone, Calamity Jane (The Egg); Good Intentions, Rain Dance and The Whale Savers (W11 Opera at Riverside Studios); Le Nozze di Figaro, Dido and Aeneas, Acis and Galatea, L'Elisir d'amore and Semele (Winterbourne Opera).

Risks and challenges

Funding received through Kickstarter will help towards our initial monetary goal which will build a platform for the show beyond the initial fringe run. We believe this fan-made show has great commercial appeal and will play well in a variety of territories. The total amount we raise is what will determine how far we can take the show post-Edinburgh. Our team has a great deal of theatrical experience between them and, having secured the Edinburgh run, are looking to expand this project which we are all passionate about.

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