Casting has been announced for Around the World in 80 Days.
Directed by Lucy Bailey, the play opens at the St James Theatre on 3rd December 2015 (previews from 26th November) and runs until 17th January 2016.
Robert Portal will star as Phileas Fogg. Portal has rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Challenge and partaken in the Marathon des Sables, running over 150 miles of the Sahara Desert in six days, raising money for charity in both instances.
Simon Gregor will play Passepartout, with Tony Gardner as Inspector Fix, Shanaya Rafaat as Mrs Aouda and Eben Figueiredo and Tim Steed in the ensemble. The final two ensemble members will be announced in due course.
Compositions are by Django Bates with set by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Chris Davey and sound by Mic Pool.
Photo Credit: Simon Annand