Around the World in 80 Days is one of the classic tales by Jules Verne, who in the 19th century wrote epic stories of adventure and futuristic scenarios that still captivate the readers of today. This production at the St James Theatre until 17th January is a retelling by Laura Eason who pays due homage to the brilliance of the original whilst highlighting the contemporary relevance of the old story.
A new stage production of Jules Verne’s classic 1873 novel, Around the World in 80 Days, directed by Lucy Bailey, will open at the St. James Theatre this Christmas, just a stone’s throw from the Reform Club on Pall Mall where Phileas Fogg’s adventure begins. In an adaptation by playwright Laura Eason, a writer on hit Netflix series House of Cards, the production will run for eight weeks from 26 November 2015 – 16 January 2016, with casting will be announced shortly. Pack your bags for a trip Around the World in 80 Days. The majestically mysterious, 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. A cast of eight … Read more