Friday, 2 December 2016

Dr Who Christmas Special, The Return of Dr Mysterio gets Boxing Day Release

Dr Who Christmas Special, The Return of Dr Mysterio gets Boxing Day Release

A special Boxing Day cinema event in New Zealand

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Rialto Cinemas today announced a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York.

 The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Fans throughout New Zealand will be able to enjoy the event in New Zealand cinemas nationwide. Information on participating cinemas and purchasing tickets for Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio can be found at:

Written by Steven Moffat, this family favourite will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, join up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player) and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Grant, the superhero in human guise, is played by Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds).

Matt Lucas (Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special with Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Huffman.

“Superheroes are a cinema staple so we’re doubly delighted to give Doctor Who fans the opportunity to see this spectacular adventure on the big screen,” said Louise Hill, Live Entertainment Executive for BBC Worldwide ANZ.

It is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). Doctor Who is made by BBC Studios Wales and shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special will also air on Prime TV on Boxing Day.

 Tickets for the theatrical release of Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio are  on sale nationally now at:

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