Never mind Russell T Davies’ (largely unfounded) worries about the early start time of the new Doctor Who series on BBC One, Toby Hadoke’s one man show Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf is playing in London’s West End at the moment, starting at 7.30pm every night in the Arts Theatre!
Not quite every night. It’s playing Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm, as well as a Saturday Matinee at 3.30pm. This week and next. Tickets cost £15.
Regular readers will remember that I enjoyed Hadoke’s comedy show when he played in Belfast’s Black Box as part of the Out To Lunch festival in January.
For sixty minutes, Toby relived his life, growing up as a fan of Doctor Who. The ease with which he was ridiculed at school(s), the trouble attracting a girlfriend.
And more importantly, emphasising the real world value that an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who can have - enriching minds though development of an interest in ecology, other cultures, travel, a sense of humour and a bit of science.
Local Whovians (and anyone who wants to hear some good comedy) can trip over Toby’s scarf in Coleraine’s Riverside Theatre for £10 on Thursday 15 May at 8pm.
The BBC7 radio version of the show (which guest starred a few famous Doctor Who names) appeared this morning as a nomination in the Drama category of the 2008 Sony Radio Academy awards. (Thanks to Outpost Gallifrey for the tip.)
And until Saturday morning, you'll catch Toby on Listen Again talking about the show on Radio 4's Loose Ends with Clive Anderson.