Don’t Panic! Dame Harriet Walter books place with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

After the huge popularity of its first tour last year The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show – Live! returns to the Royal & Derngate on Sep 21 with the star of ITV’s Law And Order, Dame Harriet Walter, as the Voice of the Book.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. In 2012 Douglas Adams’ 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, Adams’ choice to conclude the saga in its original medium, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show - Live! proved an overwhelming hit, with fans young and old discovering and re-discovering Vogons, Babel Fish and Marvin the Paranoid Android, and exploring the unique and hilarious Whole General Mish Mash According To Douglas Adams.

Simon Jones reprises the role of Arthur Dent, the earthling whose planet is demolished. Accompanying him on the second tour into the galaxy are original cast members Susan Sheridan playing Trillian, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect and Stephen Moore as Marvin.

New to the cast this year, alongside Walter, is comedian Mitch Benn as Zaphod Beeblebrox.

For tickets/times call the box office on 01604 624811, or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

*If you can’t get along to Northampton the show returns to Aylesbury Waterside on Oct 1 (tickets call 0844 871 7607 www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury) and Milton Keynes Theatre on Nov 30 (0844 871 7652 or www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes)