Wendy Padbury in Australia - February 2024

We are excited to announce that Wendy Padbury will be making a special appearance in Sydney on
Saturday, 10th February 2024 and in Melbourne on Sunday, 18th February 2024. 

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Wendy joined the Doctor Who family in 1966 playing the companion Zoe Heriot alongside Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor. Along with Frazer Hines the three actors are considered the consummate TARDIS crew for the Second Doctor era.

First joining in the story, The Wheel in Space, she would meet Cybermen, Ice Warriors, Dominators, Quarks and Space Pirates. But Zoe’s journey would come to an abrupt end when the Time Lords captured the Doctor, exiled him to Earth and then wiped her mind, returning her to the point of her first adventure.

In 1974, Wendy appeared in the stage play Doctor Who and the Daleks and the Seven Keys to Doomsday at the Alelphi Theatrein London. Here she was playing a different companion to the Doctor called Jenny, The Doctor was being played by Trevor Martin. This story would later be made into an audio play by Big Finish but staring her daughter, Charlie Hayes, in her role.

Wendy would return to Doctor Who for a brief cameo in the 20th Anniversary story, The Five Doctors. She has just reprised the character again 54 years after leaving the show for a reunion with Frazer Hines in the Tales of the TARDIS.

Wendy began working for Big Finish 20 years ago, but not as Zoe but an evil character in the 40th anniversary celebration Davros. In 2007 she would make her first appearance as Zoe in The Fear of the Daleks. She would subsequently return many times in different formats to play Zoe, often alongside her daughter Charlie.

For many years Wendy worked as an actor agent, representing amongst others, Nicholas Courtney, Colin Baker and Mark Strickson. She was also the first to discover a very talented young actor at the National Youth Theatre called Matt Smith.

Now retired, she lives mostly in France.

Wendy is accompanied by her daughter, actor Charlie Hayes who is a regular at Big Finish.

On this day you will be able to get up close and personal with one of the major stars of Doctor Who. There will be opportunities to meet Wendy, hear her interviewed, ask questions, have photos with her, get autographs and also for some have an exclusive VIP dinner. (Melbourne VIP dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 17th February, prior to the event on Sunday.)

Numbers are strictly limited so get in quick to reserve your place. There is an early bird price until 15th January 2024.

VIP tickets include entry, front row seats, first in line, photo with Wendy, 2 autographs and dinner.

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