Come and join us on Sunday Feb 9th as we welcome Sophie Aldred to Manchester's FAB Cafe to launch her new Doctor Who novel and have a chat about her time on the seminal show!
Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End is the epic first novel from Sophie who, as we all know, played the fan-favourite companion of the Seventh Doctor, Ace.
Tickets cost just £5 for entry, but Sophie is offering a special deal which includes a signed copy of the book and entry for only £12! Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to grab one quickly to avoid disappointment:
For more details on Doctor Who: At Childhood's End, read on...
Past, present and future collide as the Thirteenth Doctor is reunited with her friend Ace. Once, a girl called Ace travelled the universe with the Doctor – until, in the wake of a terrible tragedy they parted company. Decades later, she is known as Dorothy McShane, the reclusive millionaire philanthropist who heads global organisation A Charitable Earth.
Dorothy is haunted by terrible nightmares, vivid dreams that begin just as scores of young runaways are vanishing from the dark alleyways of London. Could the disappearances be linked to sightings of sinister creatures lurking in the city shadows? Why has an alien satellite entered a secret orbit around the Moon? Investigating the satellite with Ryan, Graham and Yaz, the Doctor is thrown together with Ace once more. Together they must unravel a malevolent plot that will cost thousands of lives. But can the Doctor atone for her past incarnation’s behaviour – and how much must Ace sacrifice to win victory not only for herself but for the Earth? Past or future, which path do you choose?
Sophie Aldred said: “I was thrilled and honoured to have been asked to create this opportunity for the Thirteenth Doctor and Ace to meet each other. I had always hoped to be able to offer classic fans an encounter between Ace and a current Doctor in some form or other and I hope fans of the present team will enjoy the blending of two eras of the most amazing programme in the Universe.”
At Childhood’s End will also be available as an audiobook on CD and digital download, and is narrated by Sophie Aldred. All formats of the book will be available from February 6th.
Sophie Aldred has been working as a professional actress, singer and director for the last 35 years in theatre, TV, film and audio. She is best known as the Seventh Doctor Who companion, Ace, who beat up a Dalek with a baseball bat. She has presented a huge variety of programmes on TV and radio and provides many voices for animations including Tree Fu Tom, Bananas in Pyjamas, Peter Rabbit and Dennis the Menace. Sophie lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two sons.