Holly Hop 2021: More announcements

We are now just over two weeks away from the smeggiest virtual event this side of Titan. We’ll keep it brief, but there’s a fair bit to tell you! Read on for a guest update, announcement of a brand new commentary exclusive to Holly Hop, and details about Holly Hop merchandise.

Robert Llewellyn joins Q&A line-up

We are delighted to announce that Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) has confirmed that he will be taking part in a live Q&A at Holly Hop 2021. Robert joins our existing line-up of Chris Barrie (Arnold Rimmer), Norman Lovett (Holly), Hattie Hayridge (Holly) and fan-favourite guest star, Mark Dexter (Howard Rimmer), who will all be coming to you live via Zoom.

You can submit your questions for the cast to us before Holly Hop, as well as asking live via Zoom’s Q&A function. For the best chance of your question being put to the guests, email us HERE before 23:59 GMT on Friday, 5th February 2021.

Exclusive White Hole commentary

So what is it? Many fans will know that Red Dwarf Co-creator Rob Grant, alongside pals and fellow Red Dwarf alumni, Producer Paul Jackson and Director Ed Bye, have been doing regular commentaries via Zoom over the course of the UK’s coronavirus-related lockdown. Having now covered the first three series of the show on Sunday afternoons alongside a slew of Red Dwarf colleagues, they will be exclusively analysing the fan-favourite episode from Series IV White Hole.

Rob, Paul and Ed will also be doing a live Q&A after the commentary, so make sure to get involved by putting your burning questions to the threesome via Zoom’s Q&A function.

Cast announced for Holly Hop’s fan table-read

We are delighted to announce that the fan cast for the new Red Dwarf scene – written exclusively for Holly Hop by Co-creator Rob Grant – has been confirmed. The competition winners were selected by Rob together with Paul Jackson and Ed Bye.

Holly Hop’s table-read cast comprises:

  • Raph Clarkson – Lister
  • Harmony Hewlett – Rimmer
  • Nikola Skálová – Cat
  • Ellie Griffiths – Kryten

You can find out more about our talented foursome via the official Red Dwarf website’s latest Holly Hop 2021 update. TORDFC would like to congratulate the winners and thank every single person who auditioned for the four main roles of Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten. The quality of acting and comedic talent among Red Dwarf fans is truly outstanding. We can’t wait to see what this posse comes up with.

This exclusive new Red Dwarf story is scheduled to take place live during Holly Hop on Sunday 7th February.

Holly Hop 2021 merchandise available now

We’re pleased to confirm that Holly Hop 2021 merchandise is now available from our Teemill shop.

We have t-shirts in standard, women’s and kids sizes available in classic black, bright white and a rather spiffing yellow/mustard, all featuring our Holly Hop logo. Adult t-shirts are £19, and Kids’ are £14.

You can also shop in style with the official Holly Hop tote bag for £12.

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