"Devious" were very honoured to have helped out in the production of two landmark stageplays for Doctor Who fandom. These were "Evil of the Daleks" and "Dalek Masterplan" - bothe based on original BBC TV transmissions, adapted for the stage by Nick Scovell and Rob Thrush of Portsmouth. These took place in October 2006 and 2007 at the Theatre Royal, with monies raised going to charity. Both took place after receiving suitable permissions.
We have the original news items from the Devious site and some archive photos on our pages in the two sections dedicated to these plays...
"Devious" were honoured to assist in the production of the follow-up play based on the William Hartnell story "The Dalek Master Plan". Some of the images and content from 2007 are included on these pages
Thanks again to everyone from Ashley!!!! He was honoured to have worked with such a professional bunch of people. Now recovering his senses and getting some much-needed sleep he will be adding much content to this part of the site in the near future. The "me-with-a-dalek" section will be done first to allow those people who wanted their picture taken and put onto the site to be completed. The we will follow with many features regarding our (Devious) involvement with the play as well as providing a comprehensive record of events albeit from one perspective.
Well we think so. Great reactions from the audience and things are gelling together as planned. A few minor glitches on the opening night yesterday but this correspondant (Ashley) is talking from the dalek perspective. Something which didn't work in rehearsal (i.e. he wasn't confident it would work) was pulled from the first night but worked fine tonight. Only a little thing (ooh err) but nevertheless an interesting moment. One which Ashley spent a couple of hours out the back of the theatre today slaving over a deactivated dalek trying to get right!
Dress Rehearsal went well. Daleks need a few tweaks here and there. Nervousness apprehension and excitement are the order of the day - preparedness is the key and so we hope it will be all right on the night! Tonight's picture is a view of some of the cast and crew receiving notes from Dave Tozer regarding the evening's order. Stage to be cleared, preparations to be made and on with the rehearsal.
... for some of the daleks to be down for rehearsals! Time's getting near and I'm afraid this site hasn't shown enough of the build again this year. Well, you know why - we hardly want you to see anything before the big curtain up!
No colour giveaway I'm afraid - or any clues, but we will think of a way of showing something suitably cryptic on this site as soon as we can. And then once rehearsals start we'll be able to give you some insider gossip on how things are coming along.
link to trailer (should open in a new window). Oh yes, and thanks for those who voted in our recent dalek colours poll! We have taken note of your thoughts...(the vote was heavily for adopting a new colour scheme by the way...!)