FANS of Doctor Who can note a date in the diary for a hugely popular Symphonic Spectacular in May next year.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will visit Cardiff as part of a limited run of twelve UK performances.

More than 100 performers will take part in the show conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the TV series.

Music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites.

Live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking, and BAFTA award-winning, 50th anniversary episode Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.

The show also features Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series eight, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer.

Live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.

Tickets are on general sale via the event and box office websites and prices start at £20 per person –

Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015.