Doctor Who monsters descend on Old Market Square
THE scariest monsters from the world of Doctor Who descended on the city’s Old Market Square.
Infamous creatures from the television series, including a Cyberman, Ood, Scarecrow, Silurian and Clockwork Robot, confronted shoppers and visitors to Nottingham Riviera yesterday.
They were there to spread the word about the Doctor Who live tour which arrives in Nottingham next month.
Dave McEvoy, stage manager for the live show, said: “We have had a brilliant reaction. Children have been scared, excited and filled with wonder, which is what Doctor Who is all about.”
The monsters, who were played by actors from the TV and live show, drew a large audience from a range of young to seasoned fans.
Karl Greenwood, who reprised his TV roles as an Ood and Cyberman, said: “It has been a tremendous day, and we have had a captive audience as the Riviera is so popular. We have attracted young children and long-term Doctor Who buffs – though as long as people are scared I am happy.”
Mark Poole, 39, of Forest Fields, said: “The monsters are excellent. I have always been a fan of Doctor Who, and would love to see the full live show.”
Sai Ragunath, 20, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, who was with her brother Ashwin, 8, said: “The costumes are awesome, and very realistic. My favourite was the Ood.”
The event will come to Nottingham Trent FM Arena on October 25 and 26. It will feature live music, characters and monsters from the series.
Mr Greenwood said the show would have something for everyone.