It has been announced that BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films will screen the Doctor Who Christmas special in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day.
Tickets for ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ and two bonus features, ‘A New Kind of Superhero’, which gives a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special will go on sale nationally on Wednesday, November 23rd.
For a list of participating cinemas see the Sharmill Films website.
“Superheroes are a cinema staple so we’re doubly delighted to give Doctor Who fans the opportunity to see this spectacular adventure on the big screen,” said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ.
While Natalie Miller AO, Sharmill Films Executive Director, add: “This special Boxing Day event will mark a new tradition in the Australian calendar! We’re thrilled that Australian cinema audiences will have the opportunity to celebrate this time(lord)-honoured Christmas tradition, which is perfect family viewing for old and young superheroes alike. ”
The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will also be available in Australia on iview (immediately after the UK broadcast) and will air on ABC and ABC ME at 7.30pm on Boxing Day.
‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ features Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Matt Lucas who is returning as Nardole. The pair team up with an investigative reporter Lucy Fletcher (Charity Wakefield) and a masked superhero ‘The Ghost’ (Justin Chatwin) to save New York City from an alien invasion. Also appearing in the episode are Adetomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.
The special is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), Executive Produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin and produced by Peter Bennett.