DOUGLAS ADAMS and a DUCK battle deadlines, trapped in a hotel room...
We're back, with a brand new redux production of the best (and only) play about Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams! Don't Panic! Come celebrate 40 years of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for TWO NIGHTS only in Manchester before we set sail on a tour of Cambridge, the Home Counties and that London.
It’s 1984 and Douglas Adams’s editor has locked him in a hotel room in a desperate attempt to get the reluctant author to finish the 4th book in his popular Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy. Notoriously bad with deadlines, Adams is far too busy distracting himself with Life, the Universe and Anything Else Apart From Writing to care, including reflections on his failed Hollywood career, PG Wodehouse, evolution, his relationship with the Pythons and the fine art of tea-making. Will he make the deadline? (Clue: no.) Oh, and there’s a talking duck in it.
Starring Adam Gardiner as DOUGLAS ADAMS and Rob Hudson as THE DUCK.
Written by Mark Griffiths, Directed by Ross Kelly and Produced by Gareth Kavanagh and Matt Charlton.
Animation by Andrew Orton, with an original score by Paul Philips.