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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

"Everything is Connected"


Wednesday 23 October - Saturday 26 October 2019


Bedlam Theatre




Douglas Adams, James Goss and Arvind Ethan David


The EUTC Presents: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency from the novel by Douglas Adams, James Goss and Arvind Ethan David

After The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams went on to create Dirk Gently, a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, a unique relationship with the laws of probability, and a love of cats and pizza. In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Dirk finds himself on the trail of a gruesome murderer who is somehow involved with the works of Coleridge, quantum physics, and the enigmatic study of the Cambridge Professor of Chronology. Ultimately, the stakes of the case are far greater than a single murder, but go to the fate of life on Earth. Confused? Don’t be — everything is connected.

This amateur production of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company

Tickets can be found HERE.

Cast and Crew


Albert Robert Lazarus

Assistant Director Chloe Hendry

Assistant Stage Manager Terezia Cvirikova

Costume Manager Jessica Wain

Director Lewis Forman

Director Evan Bayton

Dirk Tom Hindle

Diva Mia Tuxen

Gilks Haig Lucas

Housekeeper Izzy Bly

Lighting Designer MJ Harman

Marvin Hollie Avery

Michael Charlie Woolley

Perkins Tom Goddard

Producer Jacob Holt

Producer Rosie Barry

Production Manager George Manchester

Projections Manager (Tech) Alex Mohan Morzeria-Davis

Rachel Sophie Mackay

Reg Leonie Findlay

Sarah Ellie-May Forrest

Sheep Zak Baker

Stage Manager Jessica HongJoo Kim

Susan Isabelle Cadwallader

Technical Manager Rhys Seeburger

Waitress Pinja Vuorela

Watkin Megan Burns

Review for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -

Thursday 31 October - By Chess O'Mahony for The Student

[no star rating given; number greater than 0 must be given to render review]

‘An ambitious story pulled off spectacularly’ ‒ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency review

Utterly bizarre, intensely complicated, but thoroughly enjoyable, the EUTC’s production of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a distinct triumph. This impressive showcase of talent and comedy fills the stage at Bedlam, wrapped up into a two-and-a-half-hour rollercoaster of laughter and confusion.

Based on the novel by Douglas Adams and adapted for the stage by James Goss and Arvind Ethan David, this piece of science fiction theatre verges on the incomprehensible — which is exactly where its genius lies. In this narrative of incredibly fast paced wit, humour and absurdity, Dirk Gently knits together a strange medley of stories and characters which, at first, seem wholly unrelated, but cleverly fuse together to prove Gently’s opening claim that “everything is connected.”

Characterisation is the main driving force of this production, demonstrated expertly by an immensely talented cast. Leonie Findlay’s portrayal of the enigmatic Professor Chronotis is a clear stand out, her performance bringing consistent and effortless humour to the stage, delivered with unmatched stamina.

Although the actors stumble upon a few moments of clumsiness in the early scenes, their errors are quickly erased by the tangible energy and enthusiasm that floods the stage. They soon find their footing to produce a performance that is overall confident, and with slight polishing, would be seamless.

To a narrative of such immeasurable complexity, the EUTC manage to bring a certain level of clarity, transforming the incomprehensible into a performance of compelling intricacy. The confusion is intriguing, and the delivery, hilarious.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is an exceptionally entertaining production. This incredibly tangled web of chaos takes the audience from a small Cambridge college, to pre-historic Earth in a matter of minutes, and such an ambitious story has been pulled off spectacularly.




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