18/05/2010 18:34 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Doctor Who Live Tour Dates Announced

A big highlight of our family's week is gathering on the sofa to enjoy the latest episode of Doctor Who. If it gets too scary we retreat to behind the sofa. Well, it's traditional, isn't it?

And now there's a chance for the whole family to meet the Doctor Who monsters, as the first ever Doctor Who Live show is set to tour UK arenas this Autumn.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, and it's clear that is going to be hugely popular, so get your booking in early.

This music and monsters spectacular won't feature the actors from the TV show, but it will feature some of the series' most iconic characters. Just remember not to blink when the weeping angels appear.

Taking in nine cities and 25 dates, Doctor Who Live kicks off in London at Wembley Arena on 8th October, and will visit Sheffield, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff and Liverpool, culminating in Belfast on the 7th November.

Opening in wartime London and concluding in an epic onstage battle, audiences should expe ct the unexpected as the Doctor's arch-enemies the Daleks are joined by some of the best-loved and most terrifying monsters from the TV series including the Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Judoon and Oods to name but a few.

With an out-of-this-world set, Doctor Who Live promises special FX, optical illusions and spectacular pyrotechnics building to an epic finale. Specially edited video clips, drawn from the TV Programme will be shown on a massive screen and accompanied by the music of longtime Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. These iconic scores will be brought to life by a 16 piece orchestra live on stage.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st May 2010, starting at £25. Ticketmaster 24 hour ticket hotline 0844 847 1963 More information from the website