Doctor Who Adventures in Water and Light

Doctor Who puts on a light show in Cardiff Bay

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Doctor Who: Adventures in Water and Light runs until Saturday 25th November, 2023.

To celebrate Doctor Who‘s 60th Anniversary, which kicked off in earnest today, there’s now a special attraction in the show’s home city of Cardiff.

Doctor Who has been based in and around the Welsh capital since its revival in 2005, so it is fitting that the city should now host a show designed to take audiences on an journey through 60 years of the show.

Doctor Who Adventures in Water and Light

With a script arranged by former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell and featuring composer Murray Gold’s brand-new version of the iconic theme, the special after-dark water-based projection spectacle features key highlights from throughout the many iterations of the series, including The Doctor, as well as companions and foes of the Time Lord. Plus, it promises an exclusive shot featuring the upcoming Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa.

Doctor Who Adventures in Water and Light

The water-based projection, commissioned by BBC Wales, began on Thursday 23rd November and runs until Saturday 25th November at Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay, which has a long history with the series. The after-dark showings will run every half hour from 5.30pm until 9.30pm on those days, with each lasting approximately 5 minutes.

The company providing the water projection is LCI Productions and permission was granted to use Roath Basin by Cardiff Council and Associated British Ports. Coleridge Cymru assisted in facilitating the project.

The Senedd

In addition to the water-based projection in Cardiff Bay, the 60th anniversary celebrations include the chance for visitors to Cardiff to see the TARDIS and a Dalek at the Senedd building from Thursday 23 November, until Saturday 2 December. Eagle-eyed viewers may recall that the Senedd building was also onscreen as a location for Series 3’s ‘The Lazarus Experiment’.