?From the British Comedy Guide:
It has been revealed that the original cast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (aka H2G2), the radio show based on the best-selling novel by Douglas Adams, are to tour the acclaimed sci-fi comedy next year.
Simon Jones, the original Arthur Dent, exclusively revealed on BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast programme this morning that: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is going on the road next year with all the original principle members of the cast.”
The tour will take in various cities. Jones said the cast will appear as
themselves, with the aim of “reconstructing and reimagining a recording
with live sound and live music.”
Jones did not specify exact cast details, but the other principle
members of the original radio cast included Geoffrey McGivern as Ford
Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as
Trillian and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android. For the 1981
TV sitcom, David Dixon played Ford, whilst Sandra Dickinson was
Trillian. It is not known who will play the voice of The Book,
originally voiced by the late Peter Jones. William Franklyn provided the
voice when the radio series returned in 2004, whilst Stephen Fry
narrated the 2005 big-budget Hollywood film.
Details of the venues that The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy tour will visit next year will be revealed at a later date.
Holy shit. I’d talk more about this, but I’m pretty sure Chris Cummins just died of pure bliss and I have to make the funeral arrangements.