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  • silentbob 8 May 2012 22:50:39 28,946 posts
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    Holy fucking shit!!

    My favourite incarnation of any of my favourite Author's works coming to my town with the original cast?

    ..a small but violent nerd-gasm may well be heading my way.

    Edited by silentbob at 23:04:20 08-05-2012

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  • silentbob 9 May 2012 07:18:46 28,946 posts
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    Booked! Nice heads up Ms. NoTail, thanks.

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  • Rhythm 9 May 2012 08:36:16 2,458 posts
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    @localnotail Looks great and anything Adams related not involving Stephen fucking Fry is a nice boon but that's way pricey :-(
  • localnotail 9 May 2012 10:09:34 23,093 posts
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    Cheap seats in Brum are 19 + booking fees. Am debating it myself as funds are increasingly tight, but thinking it's a rare chance that I don't really want to miss.

    silentbob wrote:
    Booked! Nice heads up Ms. NoTail, thanks.
    Welcome :) A few of them were at the birthday party - oddly, the fact that they are now older didn't matter - their voices are still the same.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • silentbob 9 May 2012 11:26:23 28,946 posts
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    Rhythm wrote:
    @localnotail Looks great and anything Adams related not involving Stephen fucking Fry is a nice boon but that's way pricey :-(
    For anyone who's even vaguely a fan of the radio series this is a pretty unique opportunity I'd say. Good value from my POV, but then I'm mental for the original.

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  • boo 9 May 2012 11:46:06 11,689 posts
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    \o/

    Good reminderising, Local! Saw this on the party programme and then completely forgot about it.

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  • Razz 9 May 2012 11:52:46 60,665 posts
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    Big LOL @ cookie story. Saw the ending coming a mile off, maybe because I've heard something similar before. I think it was the Louis CK Awesome Possum t-shirt thingy.

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  • Rhythm 9 May 2012 11:57:44 2,458 posts
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    silentbob wrote:
    Rhythm wrote:
    @localnotail Looks great and anything Adams related not involving Stephen fucking Fry is a nice boon but that's way pricey :-(
    For anyone who's even vaguely a fan of the radio series this is a pretty unique opportunity I'd say. Good value from my POV, but then I'm mental for the original.
    I agree that it's a great chance to see a pretty unique show but it's still a bit steep. Zappa Plays Zappa is the nearest thing I can compare to and even they keep things under the 18 mark on the whole
  • boo 20 Jul 2012 00:27:51 11,689 posts
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    Mrs Boo and I went to see this tonight at the Hackney Empire.
    Absolutely excellent evening (for me). Sadly Mrs Boo was not familiar with the works of the late, great Mr Adams, and I'm afraid it left her cold.

    Dirk Maggs has written the script, and he's basically gone through the plot of the first two books, plus assorted bits from the latter three, at breakneck speed, pausing only to collect all the good lines.

    The story makes some crazy kind of sense (apart from a few shaky bits in the second act), but overall; it's like a bunch of loopy fans just quoting all the best lines at each other.

    Plus a bit of ad-libbing when things go awry.

    There's a live band on stage, and the book (we had Terry Jones!) sits in a big leather armchair on the other side of the stage.

    Some of it's fairly low-tech - Zaphod's 2nd head is a guy standing behind Mark Wing-Davey, with a head on a stick, but it works! Marvin is well done, looking reminiscent of the TV Marvin, but with a reel to reel tape deck for a chest, and an old bakelite radio for a head. Best of all, he has Stephen Moore for a voice!

    The two guys doing sound effects are an integral part of the show (making a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster was a particular highlight for me), and other than a couple of liberties being taken with the story to get people where they need to be, it's clear that Dirk Maggs has taken a lot of care with the material to come up with a fan pleasing couple of hours.

    Highly recommended if you get a chance to see it.

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  • EMarkM 20 Jul 2012 08:12:58 3,171 posts
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    By a weird coincide (wonder what the old fella would have had to say about that), this thread resurfaced the morning after I suddenly had the urge to reread the five books in the trilogy of four!

    Just got as far as Arthur experiencing the babel fish before sleep last night :)
  • localnotail 11 Mar 2013 07:44:45 23,093 posts
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    Happy Birthday Douglas :)

    Edited by localnotail at 07:46:29 11-03-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • boo 11 Mar 2013 07:54:56 11,689 posts
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    Go and play with the google sketch!
    The guide works, and someone's in the lift.

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  • localnotail 11 Mar 2013 09:04:46 23,093 posts
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    Ha, I knew you would like the lift :D

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • boo 11 Mar 2013 09:11:55 11,689 posts
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    :oD

    And it's proper Marvin, too!

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  • X201 11 Mar 2013 09:37:44 15,075 posts
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    Strong Brownian Motion producer \o/
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 11 Mar 2013 10:25:51 10,849 posts
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    Babelfish!!! :D
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 11 Mar 2013 10:26:43 10,849 posts
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    I haven't got any sound here. Does Eddie talk?
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