UPDATED: Forty Years of K9 To Be Celebrated at ‘WHO’S AT THE PLAYHOUSE’

Word has reached us about a special UK Doctor Who convention – WHO’S AT THE PLAYHOUSE.

This new event will be taking place this coming October and a special companions birthday will be celebrated.

K9, the Doctors most faithful companion celebrates his 40th birthday this year and the Epsom Playhouse want to celebrate. The one-day event taking place on the Saturday 1st October coincides with K9’s first appearance in ‘The Invisible Enemy’ in 1977.

Joining the birthday boy will be the man who has played the robot dog’s voice for four decades, JOHN LEESON  along with creator and scriptwriter BOB BAKER and the dog’s Visual Effects Designer TONY HARDING and K9 operator Matt Irvine.

But that is only the start of the Doctor Who line-up. Sixth Doctor COLIN BAKER and Fifth Doctor Peter Davison lead a great list of Who faces including LOUISE JAMESON, who played the Fourth Doctor’s savage sidekick Leela.


  • JEMMA CHURCHILL (The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot)
  • MICHAEL KEATING (‘The Sun Makers,’ Blake’s 7 & EastEnders)
  • PRENTIS HANCOCK (‘The Ribos Operation,’ Space 1999, Survivors)
  • NIGEL PLASKITT (‘The Ribos Operation,’ Pipkins, The Muppets)
  • ROSALIND LLOYD (‘The Pirate Planet,’ Who Dares Wins, Only Fools & Horses)
  • PAUL LAVERS (‘The Androids Of Tara,’ The Onedin Line, Doctors)
  • ERIC DANOT (‘The Invasion Of Time,’ Tommy, Pippin).

And recently added to the guest list is Lily Connors a Guinness Record holder of the largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia.

Who's at the Playhouse
Who’s at the Playhouse

This unofficial event will be a non-stop day of on-stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels, photograph sessions, merchandise, and much more!

Tickets on are on sale now and include…

  • Entry to the WHO’S AT THE PLAYHOUSE theatre show – non-stop celebrity interviews and Q&As from 10.30am to 6pm
  • THREE FREE autographs (guests to be announced)
  • Access to the Celebrity Autograph Panels, where you can meet the stars of DOCTOR WHO!
  • Access to the Celebrity Photograph Studio – get your picture taken with our guests!
  • Limited Edition Souvenir Poster
  • Exclusive Merchandise Discounts
  • Event Entry Badge
  • £2.00 OFF admission to JOHN LEESON: A DOG’S LIFE at 7.30pm

Entry prices: Adults £45.00 and Under 16s / Over 60s: £25.00

Autographs and photographs:

  • Celebrity guest autograph: £10.00 each
  • Colin Baker autograph: £15.00 each
  • Professional photograph with celebrity guest: £10.00 each (single guest)
  • Professional photograph with Colin Baker: £15.00 each
  • Professional photograph with 3 celebrity guests: £25.00 each (guest groups to be announced).

You can find out more at the Epsom Playhouse website plus keep up with all the gossip and news on Facebook and on Twitter.

Who's at the Playhouse - EPSOM PLAYHOUSE
Who’s at the Playhouse – EPSOM PLAYHOUSE


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