Friday, February 1, 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Performance!

If you're in London in March you should definitely considering buying tickets for The Sixth Annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture. Not only does it include a lecture in aid of "Save the Rhinos", but it also includes a live performance of parts of the radio plays. Details are below (thanks to www.audiotheater.com for the info)

I'm just upset that I'm not going to be in the UK!

THE SIXTH DOUGLAS ADAMS MEMORIAL LECTURE BY
STEVEN PINKER
"The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature"

will be followed by

A 30th ANNIVERSARY LIVE PERFORMANCE of radio script material from

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
by DOUGLAS ADAMS

performed by members of the ORIGINAL CAST
Wednesday 12 March 2008 at 7.30pm
Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London


Artists hoping to take part include:
Simon Jones as Arthur Dent
Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
Mark Wing Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Susan Sheridan as Trillian
Roger Gregg as Eddie
Stephen Moore as Marvin The Paranoid Android
With a Very Special Guest as the Voice Of The Book


The funniest and most thought-provoking science fiction comedy ever was premiered on BBC Radio 4 on March 8th 1978. This live 30th anniversary performance of script material from the series reunites original cast members who worked on all the "phases" of Hitchhikers, from Primary to Quintessential.

This is a celebration of all that was unique and astonishing about Douglas Adams' talent, in aid of his favourite cause, SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL and distils the essence of his greatest creation into a live event, performed on stage with music and sound effects as if a classic audience radio recording.

Produced by Dirk Maggs & James Thrift



For tickets and further details contact Fiona at Save the Rhino 0207 357 7474
fiona@savetherhino.org www.savetherhino.org

3 comments:

finalrune said...

Laura,

As if this event wouldn't be the DREAM for every audio drama fan anyways, what's even better is that Roger Gregg of Crazy Dog Audio Theater will be part of it as well! I think he gets to play Eddie (the computer).

Let's hope they rebroadcast it!

Best,
Fred

Writer, Director, Host
Radio Drama Revival
FinalRune Productions

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!

I just got started with Hitchhikers Guid listening to this podcast (http://feeds.thatsorange.com/h2g2-powetcast) and now I can't get enough.

I just went out and purchased the book today!

"Brooklyn" Frank said...

VERY cool.