The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.

Along with his hapless valet Passepartout, he sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes him from the misty alleys of London to the exotic subcontinent and on to the Wild West as they race against the clock on a dazzliing succession of trains, steamers, a wind-propelled sledge and an elephant.

Laura Eason’s celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel was seen at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke, and Manchester’s Royal Exchange before receiving its London première at the St. James Theatre in 2015.

Press Quotes

‘A lot of fun… Laura Eason’s script runs with clockwork precision… bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making’

The Stage – ‘An eccentric treat… fun and imaginative’

The Independent – “A magnificently preposterous romp…”

Clare Brennan, The Observer – “Rollicking good fun..”

John Hargreaves, Express & Star – “High Octane, comic entertainment…”

Join us on this exciting whirlwind tour around the world with Woodford Payers. Tickets will be on sale from 1st September 2020.

We will be holding auditions for this play on Thursday 19th March 2020. Please visit our Auditions page

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