Far out in the unchartered backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral of the galaxy arm, there exists a small insignificant blue-green planet, where its ape-descended life forms still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much most of the time, even the ones with digital watches. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.
Fortunately, there came along an unnervingly tall gentleman whose wit and wisdom would forge something so inconceivably earth shattering, that it’s very existence would redefine the very fabric of reality itself, or at least the production of radio plays. The gentleman in question was Douglas Adams, and he created the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. More popular than the 53 More Things To Do in Zero Gravity, better selling than Gag Halfront’s Men Are From Mars, Small Furry Creatures Are From Alpha Centauri, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid’s trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God’s Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy first emerged as a radio play, and all too soon there were the books, the television adaptation, the play, the computer game, the towel and the film (okay, we’ll forget about that). Hitchhiker parlance has entered everyday parlance, answered the question to the meaning of life (42), and in the more cosmopolitan areas, you can legally drink a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (rehabilitation recommended for the after effects). Not too bad for something Douglas thought about with whilst lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck.
As a celebration of the Hitchhiker phenomena, Dirk Maggs (considered as “The best bang since the big one” by the Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six) has recreated The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show with the original cast! Yes, for our viewing pleasure, we can not only listen to, but also watch Simon Jones (Arthur), Geoff McGivern (Ford Prefect), Susan Sheridan (Trillian), Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod Beeblebrox), and Stephen Moore (Marvin The Paranoid Android) recreate the original radio play.
Using specially developed Real Life™ technology, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show brings even clearer picture quality than Blu Ray technology on High Definition television.
The Radio Show can be seen at the following enlightened establishments:
8-9 June Glasgow, Theatre Royal
10 June Newcastle, Theatre Royal
12 June Birmingham, New Alexandra Theatre
14 June Basingstoke, The Anvill
15-16 June Northampton, Derngate
18-19 June Liverpool, Empire Theatre
20 June Leicester, De Montfort Hall
21 June Nottingham, Concert Hall
22 June Cardiff, St David’s Hall
24 June Plymouth, Theatre Royal
26-27 June Woking, New Victoria Theatre
28-30 June Bromley, Churchill Theatre
2-4 July Manchester, Opera House
5 July York, Opera House
6 July Llandudno, Venue Cymru
9-10 July Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
12-14 July Brighton, Theatre Royal
15 July Southampton, Mayflower
16-17 July Cambridge, Corn Exchange
18 July Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
21 July Edinburgh, Playhouse Theatre
London dates still to be confirmed. Planets yet to be developed should wait 7.5 billion years.
Source : http://www.hitchhikerslive.com/