The Curse of the Daleks was the first stage play to be based upon elements of Doctor Who and the second production to take place within the Doctor Who universe which didn't actually feature the Doctor after TV: Mission to the Unknown.
The Curse of the Daleks came to London's Wyndham's Theatre at the height of "Dalekmania" in the UK. It had a month-long run from 21 December 1965 to 15 January 1966 as a matinee show. Afterwards, the production was not remounted to go on tour and has never been performed since.
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- Captain of the Starfinder
- The co-pilot, nicknamed "Rock".
- communications engineer
- has refrigerated samples of biological specimens from many planets
- Vanderlyn's assistant
- former Commander, convict arrested for uranium smuggling; has been to Skaro before and knows the Thals
- convict arrested for slave-trading
- leader of the Thals
- Dexion's daughter, is engaged to Ladiver
- The Daleks - uncredited
- depowered at the time of the Starfinder's landing
- led by a Black Dalek
- Producers - John Gale and Ernest Hecht
- Director - Gillian Howell
- Licensee and Managing Director - Donald Akbery
- Designer - Hutchinson Scott
- Unispace Police have declared Skaro off-limits.
- Every five years, the local stars are patrolled.
- The Deeps is a prison located in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Paris and London were destroyed during the war.
- The script for the play is currently filed in the British Library in the Manuscript Collection as Play no 1965/50, Lord Chamberlain's Licence No. 356, November 1965.
- The writing of the play is credited to both David Whitaker and Terry Nation, although Nation actually had very little to do with it.
- An advert appeared in The Stage newspaper in October 1966, in which John Gale Productions announced that they were putting their entire stage production of The Curse of the Daleks, including the Daleks, up for sale. The Dalek props, hovever, did not get sold - they were recycled for Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D..
- The frequently used title device "... of the Daleks" did not originate with this story. That honour actually goes to the comic story Invasion of the Daleks.
- David Whitaker credits this story as coming from one of the Dalek Chronicles.
- Five Dalek props were used, one painted as a Black Dalek.
- The "Dalek December" rhyme is a reworking of "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November".
- The Power of the Daleks would again feature the idea of depowered Daleks.
- An official audio adaptation was released by Big Finish Productions in November 2008.
- Main article: The Curse of the Daleks (audio story)
- In April 2008, Altered Vistas released their computer-generated fan-production of The Curse of the Daleks (AV16). It was later withdrawn on announcement of an official release.
- In November 2008, a new production of the play was mounted for CD release by Big Finish Productions as Doctor Who: The Stageplays - The Curse of the Daleks.
- Live From Mars - Curse of the Daleks
- Altered Vistas - Curse of the Daleks (a withdrawn fan-production)
- Dalek 6388 - A Dalek Prop History - Curse of the Daleks Stage Play