Monday 18 June 2012: Up in the Gods
This is the view of the stage from the very back row of the upper circle (ie the cheap seats) at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, where I went this evening with #1 son to watch The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show, starring the original cast, now pretty ancient, and our local celebrity Poet, Roger McGough CBE, as The Voice of the Book. It was a nerds and geeks' paradise, with a number of middleaged balding Douglas Adams fans sporting dressing gowns and towels in emulation of Arthur Dent, the sole human survivor of the destruction of planet Earth in the story. #1 son has been a fan since infancy, although he didn't go to the lengths of dressing the part. My own homage to the author took the form, 9 years ago, of giving two of the newborn pups Kennel Club names incorporating an Adams-related middle name: Max Googleplex and Buster Beeblebrox to be precise. If you get the chance, do go and see the show, it's great fun and the music is pretty good too (think early Pink Floyd).