by Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
St James Theatre (November 2015 – January 2016) – official website
The majestic, mysterious and 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.
This Christmas Laura Eason’s celebrated adaptation of one of the world’s most beloved tales arrives in London in a dazzling new production directed by Lucy Bailey. A cast of eight play over 100 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade for all the family; including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!
Director – Lucy Bailey
Designer – Anna Fleischle
Lighting – Chris Davey
Composer – Django Bates
Sound – Mic Pool
Movement – Lizzi Gee
Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG
Robert Portal, Simon Gregor, Tony Gardner, Shanaya Rafaat, Tim Steed, Liz Sutherland, Lena Kaur, Eben Figueiredo.
‘Delightful. An ingenious production.’
‘Brims with energy and inventiveness. Bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making.’
‘Theatre at its best’
‘Fun and imaginative. An eccentric Christmas treat’
‘A cheery, entertaining family Christmas show. Anna Fleischle’s set delights.’
‘Brilliant entertainment…teetering on the brink of chaos at any moment.’
Times Literary Supplement