Around The World In 80 Days is best known for the iconic 1956 David Niven film rather than the original novel by the prolific French writer Jules Verne; this version seeks to restore the original storyline to the centre of the narrative but does so with one playful eye on the theatrical possibilities where much is left to the audience’s imagination.
The recovery season at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds kicks off with a sprightly bit of reimagined Victoriana, a family show (ideal for half term, parents: there are actual facts in it about time zones).
As her acclaimed premiere of Claudio Macor’s Different From the Others continues at the White Bear Theatre, director Jenny Eastop transfers her Mercurius revival of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days to Drayton Arms Theatre with a cast of recent Drama Studio graduates. She told us why she likes being in control. Time to get booking!
Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed premiere of Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, director Jenny Eastop’s production of Jules Verne’s globe-trotting romp Around the World in 80 Days transfers this month to Drayton Arms Theatre.
Ready, steady…go! 80 Days, a real-world adventure is an immersive and different treasure hunt by Fire Hazard Games, based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.
West Yorkshire Playhouse today announced it will change its name to Leeds Playhouse. The name change marks a new chapter in the theatre’s 50-year history.
Industry body UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the annual UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Notably, for the first time in the Awards history, all nominations for Best New Play are written by female playwrights.
Although written with a young audience in mind, I‘ll go ahead and admit I was laughing from start to finish. The slapstick action and well-timed gags ensured laughs throughout.
New Vic artistic director Theresa Heskins has attracted critical acclaim for the globe-trotting zeal of her hit production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, currently at London’s Cadogan Hall as part of an extensive new UK tour. She recalls how, growing up in south London, a lack of foreign travel didn’t prevent her from being influenced by all manner of far-flung cultures.
Have you seen the raves 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…
My thoughts, live-tweets and ticket links from recent plays I’ve seen: Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood (now closed) and Sari: The Whole Five Yards.
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 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 arrives at London’s Cadogan Hall, as part of a major six month tour. The production opens 2 August and runs until 2 September. Around the World in 80 Days first premièred at the New Vic Theatre …
A talented cast and a handsome production partially compensate for an utterly pedestrian stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days.
If you can’t face another panto (oh no you can’t) but want to share a treat with the young, this is one to head for: classic yet daft, constantly playful, even faintly educational if you insist (well, you could discuss Victorian Britain afterwards), and directed with holiday relish by Lucy Bailey.
The family friendly festive fayre at the St James this season is a delightfully performed take on Jules Verne’s classic novel. The stagecraft is ingenious as Verne’s visionary novel is condensed over two hours and acts into a 19th century global panorama.
A new stage production of Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel, Around the World in 80 Days, directed by Lucy Bailey, will open at the St James Theatre this Christmas, just a stone’s throw from the Reform Club on Pall Mall where Phileas Fogg’s adventure begins. In an adaptation by playwright Laura Eason, a writer on hit Netflix series House of …