FEATURED SHOW: Around the World in 80 Days at Cadogan Hall, ★★★★★ reviews are in

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Have you seen the rave reviews for our Featured Show, family-friendly adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days? The New Vic Theatre production continues at London’s Cadogan Hall until 2 September as part of an extensive UK tour. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes is gathered below…

Around the World in 80 Days first premiered at Newcastle’s 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.

Around the World in 80 Days continues at London’s Cadogan Hall until 2 September 2017 only. It then visits 14 further theatres around the country and concludes with a Christmas season at The Lowry in Salford Quays from 5 December 2017 to 7 January. Click here for full tour schedule.

Review highlights

★★★★★ - Broadway World
★★★★★ – Broadway World
Alistair Wilkinson: “One of the great things about this piece is that the actors share heritage with the countries visited throughout, and each location is presented with sensitivity and cultural awareness.”
★★★★★ - West End Wilma
★★★★★ – West End Wilma
Laura Evans: “All ages will enjoy this rendition of the classic, much-loved tale of cultural diversity, exploration and learning to live outside of one’s comfort zone.”
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★★★★ – The Observer
Clare Brennan: “A cast of eight deftly play a globe’s worth of characters in Laura Eason’s rollicking Jules Verne adaptation.”
★★★ - Evening Standard
★★★ – Evening Standard
Fiona Mountford: “Around the World in 80 Days, theatre review: An appealing take on a classic”
★★★★ - The Stage
★★★★ – The Stage
Heather Neill: “Simple, effective theatrical magic engages children’s imagination in a fast-moving adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic.”
British Theatre Guide
British Theatre Guide
Vera Liber: “This show ought to be bottled as a tonic elixir: visible delight all around me, inhibitions jettisoned, adults turning into children, children open-mouthed.”
Review: Around the World in 80 Days (Cadogan Hall)
★★★★ – WhatOnStage
Daisy Bowie-Sell: “It’s got…pure bolshie bravado, imagination and oodles of charm.”
Express & Star
Express & Star
John Hargreaves: “High-octane comic entertainment”
Group Leisure & Travel
Group Leisure & Travel
“Heaps of energy and plenty of laughter”
★★★★ - London Theatre 1
★★★★ – London Theatre 1
Alan Fitter: “It’s a wonderful show to take the kids or grandkids for a real theatrical treat.”
Bum on a Seat
William Stafford: “If it’s theatrical invention, humour and imagination you’re seeking, this signature production from the New Vic is a safe bet.”
★★★★★ - What`s Good to Do
★★★★★ – What’s Good to Do
Louise Edwards: “An absolute triumph for all the family and a brilliant evening out for all to enjoy.”
★★★★★ - Theatre Bubble
★★★★★ – Theatre Bubble
Antonia Windsor: “For fast-paced enthralling entertainment, make this show top of your list of things to see in London this summer.”
`This theatre show left me gasping!`
Nottingham Post
Andy Smart: “This show left me gasping as just eight actors, playing 125 different characters – and one elephant – circumnavigated Jules Verne’s world in a laugh-a-mile 130 minutes.”
Oxford Daily Info
Oxford Daily Info
Rosie Bloom: “The production value is excellent. A delight for children, just as entertaining for adults. Highly recommended – a success you can bet on.”
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