Graeme Garden OBE (The Goodies, I\'m Sorry I Haven\'t A Clue) has been confirmed as Bradford\'s special VIP guest Voice of the Book for The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! at St George\'s Hall in Bradford. He will join members of the original radio cast Simon Jones (Arthur Dent), Geoff McGivern (Ford Prefect) and Susan Sheridan (Trillian), and BBC Radio 4 regular Mitch Benn (Zaphod Beeblebrox) live on stage on Thursday 10 October at 7.30pm.
The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy originated as a radio series and one of its most unique elements was a Narrator - The Voice of the Book - who punctuated the action by reading out Hitchhiker\'s Guide Entries in a friendly if slightly quizzical way. Over the five Hitchhiker\'s radio series the Voice was played first by the acerbic Peter Jones and then by the avuncular William Franklyn. Both these much-loved voices are sadly gone, and so for this new live radio version of the show, guest \'Voices\' will join the original radio cast on stage to re-create Douglas Adams\'s unique masterpiece. All are fans of the Hitchhiker\'s books and many have personal connections to Douglas either as friends or through his work.
The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. In 2012 Douglas Adams\'s creation exploded back into life as a ground-breaking stage production - a radio show like never before, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.
Adapted from Douglas Adams\' novels and directed by Dirk Maggs, Douglas Adams\'s choice to conclude the saga in its original medium, The Hitchhiker\'s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! proved an overwhelming hit when it first toured in 2012. It was seen by over 35,000 people, with fans young and old discovering and re-discovering Vogons, Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android and exploring 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.
Whatever else you do in 2013, make sure you know where your towel is ...
Tickets priced £25 (groups 10+ one ticket free) are available from Bradford Theatres Box Office on 01274 432000 or online bradford-theatres.co.uk. Booking fees apply: Individual tickets: £1 per ticket (plus postage charge where applicable), Online: £2.50 per ticket plus postage charge.