Jon’s the new voice of world famous guide

Jon Culshaw with the Illuminations switch at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

Jon Culshaw with the Illuminations switch at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

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Former Radio Wave DJ Jon Culshaw has been confirmed as the special VIP guest for the 2013 UK tour of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show - Live.

Jon will be The Voice Of The Book and joins Simon Jones (Arthur Dent) and comedian Mitch Benn (Zaphod Beeblebrox) at the Guild Hall in Preston on Friday October 25.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide originated as a radio series and one of its most unique elements was a narrator – The Voice Of The Book – who punctuated the action by reading out Hitchhiker’s Guide Entries in a friendly if slightly quizzical way.

In playing the role, Culshaw follows in the footsteps of Bill Paterson, Lord of the Rings’ star Billy Boyd, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson and Hugh Dennis.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide became an instant classic on its launch as a radio series. In 2012 Douglas Adams’s creation exploded back into life as a ground-breaking stage production – a radio show like never before, packed with laughter, robots and drinks with extremely silly names.

Tickets for the Guild Hall show are £25 and available from www.prestonguildhall.com or 0844 844 7710.

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