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MRS Thatcher and the Daleks are set to share the same stage at Wimbledon Theatre this month in a spectacular theatrical version of the long-running BBC series, Dr Who.

The show — Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure — begins a three-month tour at Wimbledon and brings the 'regeneration, as it is referred to in Who terms — of Jon Pertwee, considered by many to be the best Doctor ever.

The Doctor's assistants, Jason and Crystal, will be played by Australian actor Graeme Smith and a young, unknown (not for long!) beauty from Danford, Miss Rebecca Thornhill.

Back come the Daleks and the Cybermen. But how, you may be wondering, does the PM enter the drama?

The good Doctor, it seems, has not been requested to surrender his famous sonic screwdriver to the cause of dismantling the health service.

Maggie, in fact, summons the time traveller to Downing Street because an American peace envoy has been kidnapped. The Doctor's involvement takes him to far-flung cosmic resorts (and through a feast of special effects) before he returns to the terrestrial setting at Number 10.

SPECTACULAR

Details of the spectacular were unveiled last week and is sounds like a Whoot! Writer Terrance Dicks is anticipating a laugh or two from Jon Peewee's last line at the end of the first Downing Street scene, which reads: "I can tackle everything in the Cosmos from dinosaurs to Daleks, but quite frankly that woman terrifies me."

The box office is now open


Caption: Graeme Smith plays Jason.

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  • Title: Dr Who Fears 'The Iron Lady'
  • Publication: Richmond Informer
  • Date: 1989-03-03