Third Doctor
The Ultimate Adventure
Stage Play
Sixth Doctor
starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor starring Colin Baker as the Doctor
Written by Terrance Dicks
Directed by Carole Todd

The Doctor: Jon Pertwee (to 3/6, except 29/4), David Banks (29/4)*, Colin Baker (from 5/6); Jason: Graeme Smith (to 15/7, except 21-23/4), David Bingham (21-23/4, from 17/7); Crystal: Rebeca Thornhill; Delilah / Mrs T: Judith Hibbert; Karl: David Banks (except 29/4), Chris Beaumont (29/4); Cyberleader: Wolf Christian; Emperor Dalek: Troy Webb; Dalek Voices: Chris Beaumont, Troy Webb; U.S. Envoy: Chris Beaumont; M.C.: David Bingham (to 15/7, except 21-23/4), Oliver Gray (from 17/7); Envoy's Wife: Claudia Kelly; Bell Boy: Stephanie Colburn; U.S. Bodyguards: Troy Webb, Deborah Hecht; Mercenaries: Terry Walsh (to 24/6), Alison Reddihough, Oliver Gray (26/6 to 15/7), Gavin Warwick (from 15/7); Cybermen: Paula Tappenden, Oliver Gray (to 24/6), Gavin Warwick (from 17/7); Cybermen Voices: Oliver Gray; Insect Men: Claudia Kelly, Troy Webb, Alison Reddihough; Zog: Stephanie Colburn; Waitress: Deborah Hecht; Ant-Person: Claudia Kelly; Martial Arts Mercenary: Troy Webb; Vervoid: David Bingham (to 15/7, except 22-23/4), Gavin Warwick (from 17/7); Chicken-Headed Alien: Paula Tappenden; Hairy Alien: Chris Beaumont (except 29/4); Draconian: Wolf Christian; Daleks: David Bingham (to 15/7, except 21-23/4), Oliver Gray, Troy Webb, Deborah Hecht, Gavin Warwick (from 17/7); Chief Dalek: Paula Tappenden; Dalek Scientist: Chris Beaumont; Executioner: Alison Reddihough; Execution Victim: David Bingham (to 15/7, except 21-23/4), Gavin Warwick (from 17/7); Duelling Guards: Terry Walsh (to 24/6), Wolf Christian, Oliver Gray (from 26/6); Ragamuffin: Claudia Kelly; French Women: Paula Tappenden, Deborah Hecht, Judith Hibbert; French Men: Chris Beaumont, Troy Webb, Oliver Gray (to 26/6), David Bingham (to 15/7, except 21-23/4), Gavin Warwick (from 17/7); Customers: Wolf Christian, Claudia Kelly, Troy Webb, Paula Tappenden, Oliver Gray (to 15/7), Alison Reddihough, Gavin Warwick (from 17/7).

* Jon Pertwee fell ill at the start of the matinee performance on 29 April and the part of the Doctor was played by David Banks for the two performances on that day.
Colin Baker took over the role partway through the tour.
Tour Dates (UK)
		Jon Pertwee:
		23/03/89 - 01/04/89	Wimbledon Theatre, London
		03/04/89 - 08/04/89	His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
		10/04/89 - 15/04/89	Empire Theatre, Liverpool
		17/04/89 - 22/04/89	Theatre Clywd, Mold
		24/04/89 - 29/04/89	Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
		01/05/89 - 06/05/89	The Bristol Hippodrome
		08/05/89 - 13/05/89	Twongate Theatre, Basildon
		15/05/89 - 20/05/89	Theatre Royal, Glasgow
		22/05/89 - 27/05/89	Manchester Opera House
		29/05/89 - 03/06/89	Apollo Theatre, Oxford

		Colin Baker:
		05/06/89 - 10/06/89	Newcastle Opera House, Newcaste upon Tyne
		12/06/89 - 17/06/89	Theatre Royal, Nottingham
		19/06/89 - 24/06/89	Grand Theatre, Leeds
		26/06/89 - 01/07/89	Theatre Royal, Brighton
		03/07/89 - 08/07/89	Edinburg Playhouse, Edinburgh
		10/07/89 - 15/07/89	Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
		17/07/89 - 22/07/89	Theatre Royal, Northampton
		24/07/89 - 28/07/89	Marlow Theatre, Canterbury
		31/07/89 - 05/08/89	King's Theatre, Southsea
		07/08/89 - 19/08/89	Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
  • An audio adaptation of the stage play featuring Colin Baker was released by Big Finish in September 2008.

With the help of the mercenary Karl, the Daleks and Cybermen have entered into an alliance to use the Doctor as a pawn in the destruction of Earth. The Doctor and his companion Jason are summoned to Earth by the British PM, who needs the Doctor to prevent a kidnap attempt against the US envoy to a forthcoming peace conference.  The Doctor and Jason thus travel to the nightclub Number Ten, but are too late to prevent Karl and his men from kidnapping the diplomat.  A nightclub singer named Crystal inadvertently accompanies the Doctor and Jason into the TARDIS as they follow the trail of the mercenaries to Altair Three, where they barely escape an attack by Cybermen.  They next follow a clue to the Bar Galactica, run by Madame Delilah, but Karl and the mercenaries are waiting, and they are forced to flee along with the alien Zog.

The Daleks then capture a TARDIS and transport it to their mothership, but the Doctor outwits them and tries to take himself and his companions to safety.  They end up on a seemingly barren planet which reacts adversely when Crystal starts singing, and subsequently travel to 18th-century France, where they narrowly avoid being beheaded.  The Daleks have sabotaged the TARDIS, but the Doctor fixes the problem and returns to the Bar Galactica, where the Daleks turn on the mercenaries, killing most of them.  Karl thus helps the Doctor to locate the Dalek ship, where the Doctor rescues the US Envoy and tricks the Daleks into revealing that they intend to dispose of the Cybermen once their plans have succeeded.  As the Cybermen and Daleks begin to fight, the Doctor takes the Envoy back to Earth, only to find that he has been brainwashed and intends to blow up the conference.  The Doctor defuses the bomb and sings the Venusian lullaby to break the Envoy free of his conditioning.  Crystal, who has fallen in love with Jason, decides to continue travelling with him and the Doctor.

Source: Cameron Dixon
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