Dirk Maggs Other Audio Work

2012

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show, Live!

 

What the show was about

Space is big. Really big. Vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big. You may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space ...

Arthur Dent is having a bad day. Both his house and his planet have been demolished. The girl he really - really - fancied is on the third arm of a two-headed alien. His best friend isn't from Guildford after all, but a small planet near Betelgeuse. He hasn't even managed to find himself a decent cup of tea. And he's still wearing his dressing gown.

This year theatre audiences will be able to experience the ultimate sci-fi comedy epic first hand, from the Heart Of Gold to the Restaurant At the End Of The Universe, performed live on stage by Simon Jones, Susan Sheridan, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and other original Hitchhiker's cast members under the direction of Dirk Maggs, Douglas's personal choice to complete the saga in its original medium.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show, Live! creates anew the most enduring version of Douglas Adams’s masterwork in a radio-style stage show filled with laughter, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.

Douglas Adams's unique, irreverent and hilarious views on everything from Tea-making to Towels have won The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy an ever-growing band of devoted readers, listeners and viewers. Parents pass their scratchy recordings of the radio shows and dog-eared copies of the novels to their grateful and eager children. Previously insignificant phrases like 'Life the Universe And Everything' and perfectly innocuous numbers like '42' have now entered the language as reminders of Douglas's comedic and creative genius - even for the few people who haven't been directly exposed to his work.

This show, originated by Dirk Maggs and Simon Jones, the original Arthur Dent, who are also co-producing this tour, is firmly rooted in Douglas's fertile imaginings by those who knew him best. It is a completely authentic, canonical, self-contained adventure containing all the most popular catchphrases and characters in his Universe. Amongst much else it will introduce newcomers to Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android, the Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe And Everything - and delight Hitchhiker fans of all ages as the magic of Douglas Adams is re-created live before their eyes.

 


Tour dates were

8-9 June 2012 Glasgow, Theatre Royal
10 June 2012 Newcastle, Theatre Royal
12 June 2012 Birmingham, New Alexandra Theatre
14 June 2012 Basingstoke, The Anvil
15-16 June 2012 Northampton, Derngate
17 June 2012 Blackpool, The Grand Theatre
18-19 June 2012 Liverpool, Empire Theatre
20 June 2012 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
21 June 2012 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
22 June 2012 Cardiff, St David's Hall
24 June 2012 Plymouth, Theatre Royal
26-27 June 2012 Woking, New Victoria Theatre
28-30 June 2012 Bromley, Churchill Theatre
1 July 2012 Oxford, New Theatre
2-4 July 2012 Manchester, Opera House
5 July 2012 York, Grand Opera House
6 July 2012 Llandudno, Venue Cymru
9-10 July 2012 Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
12-14 July 2012 Brighton, Theatre Royal
15 July 2012 Southampton, Mayflower
16-17 July 2012 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
18 July 2012 Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
19 July 2012 London, Hackney Empire
21 July 2012 Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre

 

For the record I am went to....

WOKING!

 

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