The New Vic Theatre’s celebrated production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days , adapted by Laura Eason and directed by Theresa Heskins, officially opens tonight at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of a six-month UK tour. The production continues at Cadogan Hall until 2 September before visiting 14 further theatres and then concluding with a Christmas season at The Lowy in Salford Quays. Catch up on new production photos and show trailer below…
Around the World in 80 Days first premiered at the New Vic Theatre in 2013 followed by a successful season at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester in 2014. This production has been nominated for both the UK Theatre Awards’ ‘Best New Production’ and the Manchester Theatre Awards’ ‘Best Show for Children and Families’.
The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock.
An ensemble cast of eight play over 125 characters in an imaginative and physically inventive high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!
This latest tour of Around the World in 80 Days reunites original cast members Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg), Michael Hugo (Passepartout), Dennis Herdman (Inspector Fix), Pushpinder Chandi (Mr Naidu) and Kirsten Foster (Mrs Aouda). They are joined by Matthew Ganley (Colonel Proctor), Simi Egbejumi-David (Captain Speedy) and Joey Parsad (Miss Singh).
Around the World in 80 Days is directed by Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director of the New Vic Theatre. It’s designed by Lis Evans, with movement direction by Beverley Edmunds, music composed by James Atherton, lighting by Alexandra Stafford and sound by James Earls-Davis.
Photos by Andrew Billington.