Doctor-loving superfans Jamie and Jess wrote a musical all about their time-travelling hero. But how do you write a Doctor Who musical without getting shutdown by the BBC? Suitable for audiences of all ages, I Need A Doctor is a light-hearted look at the show that has thrilled viewers for fifty years.
Featuring original songs as well as some questionable sci-fi props, this is a sharp, witty musical parody. With a huge host of memorable characters, portrayed by a cast of two, as well as a hilarious, copyright-dodging script, I Need A Doctor is a musical for sci-fi nerds everywhere, and avid Doctor Who fans both old and new.
**** Fun-Filled Romp British Theatre Guide
"gloriously silly....an enchanting show" *** A Younger Theatre
"Whether youre nine or nine hundred, take an hour out of all of time and space to catch this hilarious production while you can" **** Broadway Baby
"Astute and Entertaining" **** Edinburgh Evening News
Writer/Performers James Wilson-Taylor and Jessica Spray studied together at Guildford School of Acting. They premiered I Need A Doctor at the Pleasance during Edinburgh Fringe 2013, winning the Musical Theatre Network Award for Best Newcomer. James credits include The Escape Artist (BBC One) and as a writer for NewsJack (BBC Radio 4 Extra). Jess credits include Moll Flanders directed by Ian Talbot (The Electric Theatre) and new musical Travel.
Director Ben Occhipintis credits include Piaf (Bolton Octagon), Spread a Little Happiness, Jack and the Beanstalk (Salisbury Playhouse) and Dr Quimpughs Compenium of Peculian Afflictions (Petersham Playhouse and Edinburgh Fringe). Musical Director Ed Bussey trained at Royal Academy of Music and his credits include Footloose (Uk number 1 tour), Oklahoma (Uk number 1 tour), Newsrevue and Le Gateau Chocolat (Edinburgh Fringe).
I Need A Doctor: The Whosical has been selected by a panal of industry experts for inclusion in WINDOW. New for 2014, WINDOW is Brighton Fringes Arts Industry showcase. Created to develop and encourage artists ready for the next step in their career, it offers a platform for high quality, new work to be highlighted from 2-7 May. With the buzz of the May bank holiday weekend in one the UKs most popular cities, both established and emerging artists have the perfect opportunity to showcase their work whilst developing their professional networks. WINDOW is supported by Arts Council England, and is partnered by The Stage.