Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Around the World in 80 Days to be staged at the St James Theatre this Christmas

A new stage production of Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel Around the World in 80 Days will premiere at the St James Theatre this Christmas.

Directed by Lucy Bailey and adapted by Laura Eason, the show will open on 3rd December 2015 (previews from 26th November) and run until 16th January 2016. Casting will be announced shortly.

Bailey said: "I remember Jules Verne's book as delightfully eccentric. This new stage version is off the wall, refreshingly unconventional, and celebrates our world - what could be better! It's a chase movie, a love story, and a heroic quest - all in one."

The majestically mysterious, fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty 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. 

A cast of eight play more than 100 characters in this high-spirited, imagination-filled escapade for all the family. Pack your bags for a trip Around the World in 80 Days.

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