Director Tom Maller said in a press release:
“The first day of rehearsals has finally arrived and we’re so excited to bring the story of Doctor Who Time Fracture to life over the coming weeks. The response to our application process has been overwhelming, as was the talent we met at our carefully managed audition process. We are delighted with our cast who are all ready for an intensive rehearsal period before we finally welcome audiences into Unit HQ from the first preview on 26 May.”
42 people were selected out of over 5,000 applications to play Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels and many other well-known Doctor Who characters.
🚨 INCOMING TRANSMISSION 🚨
> These are key persons of interest that you will likely encounter during Operation Time Fracture.
— Doctor Who: Time Fracture (@dwtimefracture) April 20, 2021
Original costumes and props from various television episodes were sourced from the BBC’s Doctor Who props store in Cardiff. Props and costumes that are either unavailable or no longer exist were recreated by some of the industry’s leading experts.
The immersive experience consists of seventeen worlds spread across a vast space of 2,700 square metres. 86 people are in charge of running each performance.
The premise of the immersive adventure states:
“1940 – it’s the height of the Blitz. A weapon of unknown origin destroys a small corner of Mayfair, and simultaneously opens a rift in space and time. For decades, UNIT have fought undetected to protect the people of Earth from the dangers it poses. Weakened and beaten back as the fracture’s multiplied out of control, they’re close to defeat.
Earth as we know it is at stake – now is the time for you to step up and be the hero. We’ll travel to impossible places, confronting menacing monsters and ancient aliens along the way. It’s a journey across space and time to save our race, and our beautiful planet.”