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Billy Boyd hitches a ride to through the Galaxy via Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show


Billy Boyd is set to join the cast of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show- LIVE! when it opens at the Theatre Royal Glasgow for its Universal premiere! Billy will play the role of the Voice of the Book for both performances on 8th & 9th June.

Director of the show, Dirk Maggs, said of Bill’s involvement: "Part of the fun of the Hitchhiker's Tour is the chance to involve guest stars to play The Voice Of The Book. It's even more fun that we can bring in talent of the calibre of Billy Boyd - not only a native Glaswegian but with a strong connection to Douglas Adams - Billy played "Richard Macduff" in the radio adaptations of Douglas's Dirk Gently novels."

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy became an instant and enduring classic on its launch as a radio series. Now Douglas Adams's immortal creation explodes back into life, re-born in a ground-breaking new stage production touring the UK next summer - a radio show like you never saw before - in surround sound, packed with laughter, robots, really wild sound effects and drinks with extremely silly names.

Members of the legendary Radio and TV casts are re-united for these live performances, led by Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, bringing to life the characters written for them in highlights from the entire Hitchhiker's Saga. They are joined on stage by a series of VIP Guest Voices of the Book and supporting actors from Hitchhikers in all its Phases, and the 'radio' part of the show isn't a gimmick - each event will be recorded and available to download afterwards, becoming a genuine audio experience the audience can enjoy over and over again.

Directed by Dirk Maggs, Douglas Adams's choice to conclude the narrative in its original medium, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show - LIVE! is an adventure which will introduce newcomers of all ages to Vogons, Babel Fish, Marvin the Paranoid Android and allow them to explore the unique and hilarious Whole General Mish Mash According To Douglas Adams.

Douglas Adams's legendary comic sci-fi saga is packed with unique cultural and comedy 'firsts'. It spawned five Bestselling Novels, five award-winning BBC Radio Series, a Television Series and a Blockbuster Movie, not to mention a whole raft of expressions that have entered the English language. Translated into over 30 languages, it was voted Number One Audiobook Ever and the fourth Best Loved Book In Britain. Its unique, irreverent and hilarious views on everything from Tea-making to Towels have won it an ever-growing band of devoted readers, listeners and viewers.

PERFORMANCES
8th & 9th June 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 – £29.50
Box Office 0844 871 7647 (Bkg fee)
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

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