A disturbing chapter in Douglas Adams’ life (1952-2001) is set to be dramatized 40-years on from his seminal work, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Penned by published author and B.B.C. Radio 4 scriptwriter Mark Griffiths, We Apologise for the Inconvenience chronicles the writer’s block that saw Adams locked into a hotel room by his editor until he finished his fourth book (eventually entitled So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish).
And Griffiths’ one-act play captures perfectly the zany dialogue and kind of scrapes Adams’ characters often faced in the beloved Hitchhiker’s books â€“ as it has the author pitting his wits against a rubber duck!
The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will be played by James Taylor and Patrick Robinson in the U.K. premiere of playwright Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.
Jay Taylor will play the charismatic and cunning Sherlock Holmes on his search for the hideous Baskerville beast, whose legend has haunted Baskerville Hall for years. Taylor joins the cast following a run on the West End and has featured in television series Misfits, Holby City and most recently the I.T.V. drama Prime Suspect 1973.
Spiteful old Carolyn Whitlock wants to die already. She’s been sick with cancer for almost as long as she can remember and the pain has made her so mean that there’s no one left who loves her.
Carolyn just wants to give up, but in order to do so, she’s going to have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her very Christian nurse Veronika to help her. But Veronika isn’t all she seems, and so before Carolyn can die in peace, they’ll both need to let go of everything they believe about what is right.
It’s Access All Arias As The Landmark Liverpool Church Continues Its Cultural SOS.
Prepare to be moved by the beauty of music when St. Bride’s Church hosts An Evening of Opera this month.
The historic Percy Street church will be alive with duets and arias from some of the world’s best-loved operas during the fundraising event on Friday 24th November 2017. This is change of date for the event, which was originally due to take place in October.
Proceeds from the evening, which stars internationally-acclaimed classical tenor Roy Weissensteiner and a number of special guests, will go towards the upkeep of the beautiful Georgian place of worship.
Get ready to Hear The People Sing on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November as students from The Heath Performing Arts Academy in Association with LIPA 4:19 present the iconic musical, Les Misérables at The Epstein Theatre.
This dedicated and extremely talented company of students aged between 10 â€“ 19 have been rehearsing over a period of months, directed by their team of performing arts professionals, to produce an outstanding version of one of the world’s most successful shows of all time.
A hugely popular Everyman & Playhouse co-production flies home from the West End as the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international bestseller The Kite Runner (27th February – 3rd March) returns to the Playhouse.
Set in a divided Afghanistan, the story follows Amir and Hassan, two boys who head out to enjoy a kite flying tournament, but neither can foresee the terrible incident that will change their lives forever. Since its first incarnation at the Playhouse in 2014, The Kite Runner has enjoyed two successful and acclaimed West End seasons.
David Walliams’ Comic Creation Is Set To Steal All The Laughs At Storyhouse.
Watch out! The cabbage-crunching, criminal mastermind Gangsta Granny is coming to Storyhouse Chester next spring.
Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Tom’s Midnight Garden are bringing their hugely successful stage version of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to Storyhouse from 11th-14th April 2018.
Walliams, one of the judges on the popular Britain’s Got Talent television show and creator of the ground-breaking comedy series Little Britain and Big School, is now the best-selling author for children in the country.
Liverpool’s Burjesta Theatre have always been one for bringing the past to life and this Christmas is no exception as they bring an adaption of the 1806 Drury Lane show Mother Goose Xmas Panto to Hope Street’s Casa between the 9th December and the 13th January. .
The play will be featuring¦
A rather beleagured goose!
A wandering Golden Egg
The lovers, Harlequin and Columbine running away together
And in hot pursuit the villains of the piece…
Pantaloon and the Clown
Introducing the very strange…’Oddfish’!!
Talented Liverpool Artist Billy Scott Showcases His Work For The First Time.
By day he is a council cleaning manager. But Billy Scott has a secret passion which he is about to share with the world. The 50-year-old Liverpool City Council worker is also a talented artist, and now up to 200 of his works are set to go on show in the city’s grandest public building, St. George’s Hall.
Simulacra which opens on Saturday 25 November, will feature a host of famous faces, brought to life in stunning drawings which Billy creates in a shed at his home in Anfield.
Notorious dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Adam Keast return for 2017.
This Christmas, the Everyman’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll panto takes a plunge into the sea as regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton present their hilarious take on the famous tail of The Little Mermaid.
Featuring a cast of multi-talented actor musicians, the rock ‘n’ roll panto is a pantomime unlike any other, as audiences are led on a journey with singing, dancing, live music, entertainment and a couple of very fishy puns thrown in for good measure.