2023 Christmas Special Features A Musical Number & A Singing, Dancing Doctor in a Kilt
Doctor Who is going to get very musical to kick off the new era. The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#598) reveals that this year’s Christmas Special, The Church on Ruby Road, will feature a “showstopping musical number”.
The track is composed by Murray Gold with lyrics by Russell T Davies. It features Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, Millie Gibson as new companion Ruby Sunday (who has her own band), and “music-loving goblins”.
Russell T Davies told the magazine: “Our aim was to create a big-style movie with this. And it has a song. So you can all sing along. It was always my intention to make this a big centrepiece right from day one.”
He adds: “And Ncuti sings. This man can do everything.”
Additionally, another scene will feature the Doctor on the dance floor at a club dressed in a yellow-vest-and-tartan-kilt ensemble dancing like a “wild man” to Touch by Hybrid Minds.
The Church on Ruby Road airs on Christmas Day on BBC One and iPlayer.