‘I Need A Doctor’ Whosical @ Fringe

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe will play host to I Need A Doctor, an unauthorised musical parody of – – well, guess who!


The show, produced by Stormy Teacup Theatre, features original songs, celebrating everyone’s favourite Time Lord, written by Jessica Spray (Assistant Director of Hayes’ Beck Theatre’s Summer Youth Project) and James Wilson-Taylor (Curley in Peter Pan; F10 Showcase), two fans of the show. (Everyone’s a fan of Doctor Who though, right?!)

The parental-advisory show is directed by Ben Occhipinti (Oliver!; The Elephant Man), and previews can be seen from 13st July to 1st August, before its main Fringe run kickstarts at the Pleasance Courtyard, Beside, Edinburgh, 2nd – 26th August 2013.

Here’s what you can expect from the show’s only musical adventure:

Doctor-loving nerd, Jamie has always dreamed of becoming his time travelling hero. Along with his companion Jess he must fight the evil mucus-monster, fight away Cybergentlemen and deal with the ultimate question; is there more than friendship between the Doctor and his companion?


The show is a sharp, witty parody, poking fun at both itself as well as the show it takes its inspiration from. Featuring original songs including ‘Phonebox of Love’ and ‘Companion’s Lament’, I Need A Doctor is a sharp, witty musical parody for fans old and new alike. 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 fans everywhere.

The one-hour show can be seen – described as a ‘work in progress’ – in Islington, London, from 27th to 29th June.

You can book tickets, priced £6-£11, here.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion: http://thedoctorwhocompanion.com/

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