Casting Announced For Around The World In 80 Days

Around The World in 80 Days at the St James Theatre

Casting has been announced for a new production of Around The World in 80 Days which will run at the St James Theatre from November 26, 2015. Robert Portal will take on the role of Phileas Fogg will be Robert Portal. Simon Gregor will play Passepartout, with Tony Gardner as Inspector Fix, Shanaya Rafaat as Mrs Aouda and Eben Figueiredo and Tim Steed in the ensemble. For Robert Portal, Around The World in 80 Days is reminiscent of his own endeavours, having rowed 3000 miles across the Atlantic in The Talisker Whisky Challenge and taken part in the Marathon des Sables, running over 150 miles in the Sahara Desert in six days, raising money for charity on both occassions. 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 … Read more

The 39 Steps to Close on September 5

The 39 Steps London

It was announced today that The 39 Steps will close on 5 September 2015 after a nine year run at the Criterion Theatre. The production which has been seen by over 3 million people worldwide will have played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history. Tickets are still available for the remainder of the run. Over the past 9 years, the production has seen more than 50 actors tread its boards and between them they have got through over 3,000 pairs of stockings, 530 O/S maps of Scotland, 38 pairs of handcuffs and 16 suspender belts. With the production having performed in 39 countries including Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo and Paris, an audience of 3 million have seen the production worldwide. Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller The Thirty Nine Steps and adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow (Desmond Oliver Dingle/The National Theatre … Read more

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