Don't Put Your Tardis On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington

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David Tennant has been talking about the possibility of a Doctor Who musical to end his run as everyone's favorite Timelord. Is he really going to take the show's credibility with him when he leaves?

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The rumor that the final Russell T. Davies/David Tennant episode just maybe a musical one comes, disturbingly enough, from Tennant himself, who told the Daily Telegraph that both he and Davies would like to go out with a bang, and have a somewhat unexpected idea about how to achieve that:

Doctor Who: The Musical has been mentioned. I would be up for it. I love a song and a dance.

This wouldn't be the first time that Tennant's talents for fancy footwork have been seen on screen...


...but that doesn't make it a good idea. It's not that I have anything against musicals - I have an unhealthy love for Guys and Dolls that has more to do with "Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat" than it does how wonderful Jean Simmons looks in that Salvation Army uniform - but I fear for having my Doctor Who experience ruined by having to suffer through sub-Disney fare when it comes to songwriting.

Unsurprisingly, John Barrowman is said to be keen on the idea.

David Tennant could star in Doctor Who musical version

DISCUSSION

davefraser
Discodave: R.O.A.C.H. M.O.T.E.L.

I can't believe I never watched Blackpool (where the Smiths number comes from, in case you don't know) when it was shown...

I think it could work, perhaps as a Once More With Feeling type episode or perhaps something, like Blackpool, with a more Dennis Potter feel.

Without the dodgy sex and skin diseases parts obviously.