The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live!
June and July 2012
As recommended in The Times comedy guide for 2012.
Perfectly Normal Productions and The Entertainment Business
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The Original Cast – Reunited Live On Stage – in
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW- LIVE!
From the Saga that changed Life, The Universe And Everything –
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by DOUGLAS ADAMS
SIMON JONES as ARTHUR DENT GEOFF McGIVERN as FORD PREFECT
SUSAN SHERIDAN as TRILLIAN MARK WING-DAVEY as ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX
and the voice of STEPHEN MOORE as MARVIN THE PARANOID ANDROID
Live Music Director PHILIP POPE
Based on the novels by DOUGLAS ADAMS
Adapted, written and Directed by DIRK MAGGS
You may think it’s a long way down the street to the Chemist
But that’s just peanuts to Space …
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY became an instant and enduring classic on its launch as a radio series. Now Douglas Adams’s immortal creation explodes back into life, re-born in a ground-breaking new stage production touring the UK next summer – a radio show like you never saw before – in surround sound, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.
Members of the legendary Radio and TV casts are re-united for these live performances, led by Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, bringing to life the characters written for them in highlights from the entire Hitchhiker’s Saga. They are joined on stage by a series of VIP Guest Voices Of The Book and supporting actors from Hitchhikers in all its Phases, and the ‘radio’ part of the show isn’t a gimmick – each event will be recorded and available to download afterwards, becoming a genuine audio experience the audience can enjoy over and over again.
Directed by Dirk Maggs, Douglas Adams’s choice to conclude the narrative in its original medium, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy RADIO SHOW – Live! is an adventure which will introduce newcomers of all ages to Vogons, Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android and allow them to explore the unique and hilarious Whole General Mish Mash According To Douglas Adams.
Arthur Dent is having a bad day.
His planet has been demolished. He can’t find a decent cup of tea.
And he’s still wearing his dressing gown.
Douglas Adams’s legendary comic sci-fi saga is packed with unique cultural and comedy ‘firsts’. It spawned five Bestselling Novels, five award-winning BBC Radio Series, a Television Series and a Blockbuster Movie, not to mention a whole raft of expressions that have entered the English language. Translated into over 30 languages, it was voted Number One Audiobook Ever and the fourth Best Loved Book In Britain. Its unique, irreverent and hilarious views on everything from Tea-making to Towels have won it an ever-growing band of devoted readers, listeners and viewers.