We Apologise for the Inconvenience Audio

“What fun, excellent writing, very much in Douglas’s vein and a convincing insight into the workings of his mind.”

Simon Jones, “Arthur Dent”

The smash-hit play about Douglas Adams’ war with words comes to audio in this professionally recorded adaptation featuring the cast of the play!

It’s 1984 and author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams has been locked away in a hotel by his publisher to finish his new book, already months late.

But with a whole universe of distractions, including a talking plastic duck who knows far too much about him, is finishing the book infinitely improbable?

Listen to an extract from the play below:

The play will shortly be available on CD featuring bonus interviews with cast and crew and limited edition gatefold vinyl. Keep watching @5064Productions on Twitter for when these go on sale.


Adam Gardiner – Douglas Adams
Rob Stuart-Hudson – The Duck
Jim Burke – The Narrator

Stop Pretending

Coming to Manchester and Edinburgh in 2021

Written by Mark Griffiths

It’s 1964 and brilliant young writer Dennis Potter (future author of Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective) becomes entangled in the life of a troubled young woman when they meet in the waiting room of a London hospital.

Both possess terrible secrets. And both must face their terrifying consequences.

This dark new play is both a tribute to the genius of much-loved playwright Dennis Potter and a testament to the remarkable power of the human imagination. 

Philip Larkin: Masterspy

Coming to Manchester and Edinburgh in 2021

Written by Mark Griffiths

1985, Hull. Famed poet and librarian Philip Larkin has been unexpectedly selected by Margaret Thatcher for a vital espionage mission, serving Queen and country during a state visit by Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev. Can our budding masterspy restore the balance of power in the arms race AND be home in time for the late library returns? The clock is ticking.

A premiere of a brand new script by Mark Griffiths, author of the acclaimed play about Douglas Adams, “We Apologise For The Inconvenience”.

Cutaway Comics

Cutaway Comics is a new Manchester-based comic imprint featuring contributions from many of the key Room 5064 team.

Launching in July 2020, the imprint’s launch title Lytton looks at one of the most enigmatic villains from the worlds of BBC TV’s Doctor Who and spins him off into his own universe.

Written by acclaimed Doctor Who author Eric Saward and with art from 2000 AD’s Barry Renshaw, the four issue mini-series spins off Doctor Who villain Lytton into his own universe – one where his jazz club plays good music and serves the finest food – everything is perfect. Except for the alien technology surfing the streets and the small matter of the strange noises in the sewers…

As part of Cutaway Comics offering, each issue bought directly from us includes a free DVD with content from the Room 5064 archive alongside newly-commissioned content including exclusive audio commentaries on the comics, as well as newly recorded commentaries on classic Doctor Who and Gangsters episodes – with more surprises to come!

Cutaway Comics is planning to launch three mini-series as part of it’s first chapter. The titles are:

  • Lytton written by Eric Saward, with art by Barry Renshaw
  • Omega: Vengeance written by Mark Griffiths with art by John Ridgway
  • Paradise Towers: Paradise Found written by Sean Mason, artist TBC

To purchase the comics, and for further information please go to www.cutawaycomics.co.uk