Theatre Royal - Around the World In 80 Days
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 comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 September.
Theresa Heskins’ production of Around The World In 80 Days first premiered at the New Vic Theatre in 2013 followed by a successful season at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2014. Nominated for both the UK Theatre Awards ‘Best New Production’ and the Manchester Theatre Awards ‘Best Show for Children and Families’, this is the production’s first national tour.
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 8 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!
Marking 10 years as Artistic Director of the New Vic Theatre, Theresa Heskins’ recent directing credits include: The Snow Queen, Peter Pan in Scarlet, Kiss Me Quickstep, Robin Hood & Marian, Dracula, The Borrowers, The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Widowers’ Houses, A Christmas Carol, Far from the Madding Crowd, Where Have I Been All My Life?, to name a few. In 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of the Arts for services to theatre and for her cultural contribution to North Staffordshire.
The UK tour of Around The World In 80 Days reunites original cast members Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg), Michael Hugo (Passepartout), Pushpinder Chandi (Mr Naidu), Kirsten Foster (Mrs Aouda) and Dennis Herdman (Inspector Fix). 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 and designed by Lis Evans, with movement direction by Beverley Edmunds, music composed by James Atherton, lighting designed by Alexandra Stafford and sound designed by James Earls-Davis. Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend present The New Vic Theatre Production in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.
Tickets are priced between £9 - £27.50 and are available from the Box Office on 01752 267222 or online at www.theatreroyal.com. Concessions are available.