A Dalek, A Cyberman And A Silence Walk Into A Cricket Club…

(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Have no fear, this is neither an invasion by three of the nastiest species in the Whoniverse or an opportunity for alien tourism (although it does look for all the world like the Cyberman is pointing out a fascinating piece of architecture, does it not?).

This is a publicity shot for a live appearance this weekend (for the first time outside the UK) in Melbourne, Australia, by three Doctor Who villains who have teamed up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Who-related music – the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular – at Plenary Hall.

So presumably the Cyberman is saying, “how do we get to Plenary Hall?” and then the Dalek says “PRACTICE.”

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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