Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3f, 7m

Douglas Adams, James Goss, Arvind Ethan David

“These are the offices of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Dirk Gently, owner and proprietor, at your service. Thank you for asking; the term ‘holistic’ refers to my belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.”
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 7m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Summary
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.
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Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

DIRK GENTLY – a holistic detective
JANICE PEARCE – Dirk’s secretary
“REG”, Professor Urban Chronotis – Regius Professor of Chronology, University of Cambridge
RICHARD MacDUFF – a coder
GORDON WAY – a (late) tech magnate
SUSAN WAY – a musician, Gordon’s sister
MICHAEL WENTON-WEAKES – A (fired) magazine editor. Possessed.
SERGEANT GILKS – A plainclothes police detective
*PERKINS – A policeman
*ALBERT ROSS – Editor, Fathom Magazine
SARAH ANDROYD – a little girl
*MARVIN ANDROYD – her father
*WATKIN – a don
*GORDON’S HOUSEKEEPER
*WAITRESS, *BRIDE, *GROOM, *WEDDING GUESTS, *DONS, *GHOSTS, *ALIENS, etc.
HORSE

*Denotes parts which are easily doubled up

  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)

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Douglas Adams

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James Goss

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Arvind Ethan David

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