David Bradley, who is returning to the role of the Doctor for the immersive experience, Time Fracture, has rightly acknowledged the work of William Hartnell, saying that “all of the other subsequent Doctors owe a lot” to the original First Doctor actor.
In a new interview, Bradley reflected:
“He laid the template. All of the other subsequent Doctors — they all owe a lot to William Hartnell. As it was, it started this phenomenon.”
Bradley first appeared in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship then played Hartnell in 50th anniversary docudrama, An Adventure in Space and Time. Since then, he’s played the First Doctor in The Doctor Falls, Twice Upon A Time, for Big Finish, and, now, for Time Fracture.
Of the latter, he enthused:
“I could just see it taking off and being something special. It may attract people who may not be Doctor Who fans, but if they are not Doctor Who fans when they go in, they certainly will be when they come out. I just think it’s going to be quite an amazing experience.”
Here’s the full chat with David Bradley.
Here’s what Time Fracture is all about:
Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a ground-breaking Immersive Theatrical Adventure, plunges you into the incredible universe of Doctor Who.
1940 – at the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens a rift in space and time. For decades, UNIT have fought undetected to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses. Weakened and beaten back as the fracture’s multiplied out of control, they’re close to defeat.
From producers Immersive Everywhere – the creative minds behind London’s longest running and critically acclaimed immersive theatre production, The Great Gatsby – and officially licensed by BBC Studios, Doctor Who: Time Fracture will welcome its first UNIT recruits to HQ in Spring 2021.
Doctor Who: Time Fracture opens on 26th May 2021 in London.