Tansy Rayner Roberts
It’s the 50th anniversary of a TV show famous for debonair villains, invading aliens and all manner of scary (or slightly wobbly) monsters. But what about the women? Do Daleks or Cybermen become less intimidating if they’re female? Why did the Silurians change gender in the 21st century? Is it as simple as… the ugly monsters are male and the pretty ones are female? What are the secrets to creating complex, original monsters that aren’t played or voiced by male actors?
Tansy Rayner Roberts has a PhD in Classics and writes fantasy novels for a living. She also writes (and talks) a lot about Doctor Who.
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre