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  • Start: Wednesday 19 October - 19:30
  • Estimated End: Wednesday 19 October - 20:40
  • Rating: 12+
  • Auditorium: Tindle Studio

Admission: £12 (£10 conc.)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family, by Ben Norris

“Everyone’s dad exists as a kind of statue, frozen in a certain pose. Mine is wearing his cream and black mac, standing in the rain watching football or cross country…it doesn’t matter which: it was muddy, and he was there.”

Join writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris as he battles the country’s most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father.

In turn hilarious and moving, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family is a poetic multimedia ramshackle road trip that explores the relative merits of Travelodge while asking searching questions of identity.

After winning the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015, the show premiered to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will embark on an extensive UK tour this Autumn.

**** – ‘A modern pilgrimage – a complex emotional ride’ – The Stage

**** – ‘Incredibly powerful; full of rich metaphors and linguistic gems’ – A Younger Theatre

**** – The Skinny

**** – ‘This isn’t a fairytale with a perfectly tied-up ending, this is real life… relatable sincere and true’ – Broadway Baby

**** – Ed Fest Mag

Written and performed by Ben Norris
Directed by Polly Tisdall
Lighting Design by Joe Price
Video Design by Paul McHale