award winning amateur theatre in cheshire – auditions


Meet the Director for Around The World in 80 Days on July 21st 2021.

Director John Lomax will be holding a get-together for this wonderful play at which he will talk about his ideas for the play. All welcome. Further details to follow soon.


The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wages his fortune that he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days.  Along with his hapless French valet Passepartout he sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes him from the misty alleys of London to the exotic sub-continent and on to the Wild West as they race against the clock on a dizzying succession of trains, steamers, wind propelled sleighs and elephants! This is a fast-paced, glorious romp of a play – challenging but great fun!

Cast size 8 (3M, 1F and 4 M/F)


Phileas Fogg – playing age 40s to 50s. Calm, unresponsive to situations which might normally excite interest or emotion.  Seen in the various phases of his daily life as perfectly well balanced and exactly regulated.

Passepartout:- playing age 20s to 40s.  A true Parisian and former circus performer.  He’s playful and honest with an adventurist nature.  A physical part.  Must be agile and able to speak with a French accent. An ability to perform gymnastic tumbles would be useful but not compulsory!

Inspector Fix:- playing age 30s to late 50s.  An overeager Inspector from Scotland Yard.

Mrs Aouda:- playing age 30s to 40s.  A beautiful, well- educated, self-possessed widow rescued by Fogg from near death in India.

Ensemble Players 1 to 4;_ playing age immaterial
The ensemble cast will between them play the rest of the approximately 50 characters in the play. Each cast member will have a set of characters assigned to them and are a mixture of male and female roles and playing ages.  They will though need to be versatile, quick footed, and able to do a variety of accents and languages that are required throughout the play.

Playing dates are 27th – 30th April 2022 at Woodford Community Centre, SK7 1PS

Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings with some Sundays nearer the time. Rehearsals will commence early September 2021

On the night, before the auditions start, I will give a brief breakdown of my vision for the play

Any queries please contact me on or 07403 416855

John Lomax


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