Take trip through the Tardis

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Audiences are invited to take a journey through the Tardis when Toby Hadoke performs My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver next week.

The show is the long-awaited sequel to Toby’s Sony Gold Award-nominated Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf.

People will join Toby as he takes them on a heart-warming journey which begins with him losing a partner and ends with him gaining a stepson.

In the show he uses the time in between these events to pay homage to the restorative powers of the Time Lord.

A spokesman for The Castle, Wellingborough, where the show is to be performed, said: “Intimate knowledge of the Tardis is not required to enjoy this bittersweet comedy of parenting through sci-fi evangelism.”

Tony Hadoke is the compere at XS Malarkey, Manchester’s multi-award-winning comedy venue.

He won the inaugural Les Dawson Award at the 2003 North West Comedy Awards, topping a shortlist that comprised of himself, Peter Kay, Daniel Kitson, Dave Spikey, Ken Dodd, Johnny Vegas, Caroline Aherne, Victoria Wood, Craig Cash and Steve Coogan.

The British Theatre Guide called the show an “utterly hysterical look into the life of someone for whom sci-fi has made the world a better place. Hadoke does an expert job in spreading a bit of the Doctor’s joy to his audience”.

The show, at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 3, coincides with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 from the box office on 01933 270007 or on the theatre’s website, www.thecastle.org.uk.