The PERFECT Christmas treat… Join Phileas Fogg on trains, Chinese junks, hot air balloons, even an elephant, as he tries to circumnavigate the world in 80 days. Can the intrepid explorer, aided by comic French valet ‘Passepartout’, succeed in their mission and get home in time for Christmas? Or will his expedition be thwarted by Big Game Hunter Captain Fix, the Nizam Cannibals, “mysterious” Mrs Chang or trigger-happy Jesse James? Journey with us through Parisian nightclubs to the Bombay Hilton and follow the cast as they traverse the Wild West and navigate the Atlantic.
Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Jules Verne, this fresh new production, written and composed by Phil Willmott and Annemarie Thomas, is fit to burst with terrific songs, dance routines, circus acts, a smattering of romance, and plenty of audience participation. The whistle-stop adventure promises to be a whirlwind of a show, with a fantastic professional cast and talented community ensemble, beautiful scenery and funky “steampunk inspired” costumes. Fun and laughter are guaranteed, with a few bumps along the way.
Please note that flash and strobe lighting are used during the performance
Please note there is also a relaxed performance specifically for people with disabilities and their families on 29th December 2016. Please see this separate listing for information and to book tickets. This performance will be signed.
“Around the World in Eighty Days (ad.Willmott)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
PREVIOUS REVIEWS FOR “AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS”:
“Jules Verne’s nineteenth-century adventure yarn, featuring the intrepid Phileas Fogg and his guileless servant Passepartout, is conjured with much playfulness, wit, and ingenuity by Phil Willmott .” – Time Out
“A pocket-sized musical that is loads of fun and has loads of tunes to make you tap your toes. A complete delight.”- The Guardian