Dalek Display in honour of anniversary
As Sussex residents come together to celebrate #SussexDay, The Capitol in Horsham unveils an exciting addition to their venue: a full-size Dalek. In honour of the 60th anniversary of the first-ever episode of Doctor Who later this year, The Capitol is proud to display this iconic symbol of the popular science fiction series.
What makes this display particularly special is the connection between Horsham and the Daleks. Ray Cusick, a long-time resident of Horsham, made a remarkable contribution to the Doctor Who franchise by designing these beloved and fearsome villains. The display pays tribute to Cusick’s artistic genius and the indelible mark he left on the world of Doctor Who.
Joining the life-size Dalek is another beloved character from the series, K9. Fans of Doctor Who will delight in seeing this faithful robotic companion alongside its metallic foe. The Dalek and K9 models are kindly on loan from Actor/Producer Jack Lane, who also lives in Horsham, adding an authentic touch to the exhibition.
The Capitol invites residents and visitors to explore this captivating display and immerse themselves in the rich history and cultural significance of Doctor Who. The Dalek and K9 exhibit will be available for viewing from 1.30pm daily at The Capitol for a limited time, providing a unique opportunity for fans and enthusiasts alike.
About The Capitol, Horsham
Tracey Grubb from The Capitol said: “As we celebrate #SussexDay, we are thrilled to bring a piece of Doctor Who history to Horsham. The Daleks are iconic figures in British television and we’re proud to honour the creative legacy of Ray Cusick, a Horsham resident who played a significant role in their design”.
The Capitol is a renowned cultural venue located in the heart of Horsham, Sussex. It offers a diverse range of performances and events showcasing both local talent and world-class artists. With its commitment to engaging the community and promoting artistic endeavours, The Capitol has become a hub of creativity and entertainment.