Firstly, let me say Happy Towel Day to all the hoopy froods out there with towel close by and Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster in hand. Secondly, if what I just wrote is lost on you then you clearly have missed out on one of the greatest book/radio play/TV series/video game/comic book/disappointing Hollywood movie  ever created. Thirdly, apparently it is a stage show now too.

The classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from the sadly less than immortal Douglas Adams, will be taking to the stage with the cast from the radio play for a 24 date tour. June 8th to July 21st fans will be treated to an insanely faithful performance of the original radio script by all the surviving cast: Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, the voice of Stephen Moore as Marvin The Paranoid Android  (Neil Gaiman fills in for the late Peter Jones as the Voice of the Book) all under the direction of Dirk Maggs.

Everything about this production is absolutely perfect. Well, except one thing.

Now, if you are a fan of HHG2G and are NOT currently in the United Kingdom, well… the tour is just for the limeys apparently. They will however be releasing some downloads from the various shows on the official website.

Personally? Well… if I start swimming now…

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Source: Topless Robot

Category: Comics, Film, TV

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