Find out more about our refurbishment project and donate to the Full Circle Appeal here

Your browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Click here to Learn how to update your browser.

‘Rollicking good fun’

The Observer on Around The World In 80 Days

New Vic On Tour

We know that we make theatre in a place where creative talent and excellence thrive. As well as sharing our work, made here in Staffordshire, with local audiences, we also take our work out across the country, to share with audiences far and wide.

Much Ado About Nothing – NATIONAL TOUR 2019

Our co-production with Northern Broadsides toured the UK until May 2019, with dates and venues as follows…

Tue 5 to Sat 9 March              The Dukes Lancaster

Tue 12 to Sat 16 March          Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tue 19 to Sat 23 March    Salisbury Playhouse

Tue 26 to Sat 30 March   Derby Theatre

Tue 2 to Sat 6 April           Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Tue 16 to Sat 20 April       Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Wed 24 April to Sat 4 May  Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Tue 7 to Sat 11 May             The Lowry, Salford 

Tue 14 to Sat 18 May      York Theatre Royal

Tue 21 to Sat 25 May      Harrogate Theatre 

Around The World In 80 Days – INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2019

We were absolutely delighted to announce that this production lit up New York’s theatre district in summer 2019! Around The World In 80 Days headed to Broadway for the theatre’s first ever international tour.

New York’s New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street revived the much-loved production for a special 10 performance run alongside partners Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend, before heading down the coast to Florida. Prior to the international tour dates, Around The World In 80 Days had a limited UK tour in April, stopping off at Liverpool Playhouse and Salisbury Playhouse, before opening in New York on Friday 10 May.

17 to 20 April             Liverpool Playhouse

23 to 27 April             Salisbury Playhouse

10 to 19 May               New York New Victory Theatre

6 to 23 June               Florida Asolo Repertory Theatre

Previous reviews

“Andrew Pollard is a splendidly poker-backed Fogg”  The Sunday Express

“A global tour de force”  The Daily Mail

“Rollicking good fun”   The Observer

“Theatrical magic”  The Stage

“Pure bolshie bravado & oodles of charm”  WhatsOnStage

“This show ought to be bottled as tonic elixir…Regional theatre at its best”
British Theatre Guide

“Cheeky & charming…the rest of the country is in for a real treat”  Broadway World

“The epitome of family entertainment”   London Theatre

“A feast for the eyes, ears and brain…I left with a big smile on my face, and a standing ovation doesn’t lie. I’d go see this again”  West End Wilma

“That rare beast, a truly funny family comedy. Joyously inventive – you’ll come out wanting to go again” Stage Talk UK

“Make this show top of your list of things to see in London this summer” Theatre Bubble

“The show was truly out of this world and is not to be missed.” Eastern Daily Press

“What a tonic this madcap comedy is for a chilly January evening. It is slick, fast moving, and very, very clever.” Lynn News

“AMAZING. One of the funniest, cleverest shows I have seen.” Big Family Little Adventures Blog

“The only interruptions to the pace of the show came when the audience are collapsed in laughter or applause…This is a magical show that all your family can enjoy together.”  Norwich Eye

“Extremely clever. The humour manages to cross the age divides, my son laughed from start to finish and loved it.”
Fairy Powered Productions

“Fast-paced, clever and incredibly inventive…AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is sure to leave a smile on your face. An ensemble piece of imaginative theatre suitable for all the family.”  Frankly My Dear UK

“A joyous and excellently developed show which hit its audience firmly and squarely on the head with great aplomb.” Manchester Salon

“A fun-filled round the world trip without leaving Salford! I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you see one performance this festive season, I’d make it this one!” Mini Travellers

“The strong cast work like a well oiled machine, switching seamlessly between not only characters but countries too.” Opening Night

“This show gives the audience a whirlwind tour of the world, which is both educative and entertaining. There is something for all ages to enjoy in this production.”  Reviews Hub

“Forget laugh a minute, this is laugh a second. Spectacularly slapstick and endlessly entertaining, if you’re looking for festive fun suitable for all the family you definitely won’t be disappointed.”  North West End

“This adaptation has the audience leaving with smiles on their face.” Mancunian Matters

“Fast-moving and contemporary. Warmly funny It is a pleasure to welcome it back.”  Manchester Theatre Awards

“The beaming glows from the audience perfectly mirrored on stage”  Behind The Arras

“The cast were outstanding, I promise you, this show will not disappoint.” Student Ambassador, Derby Theatre News

“A joyful, imaginative production that buzzes with creative energy. This inventive adaptation was a lot more fun than any sleek cinema adaptation could hope to be”  Essential Surrey

“This is a fabulously funny show and I think most ages would love it. It’s full of fun and mischief and I guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face.” Muddy Stilettos

“Funny, fast-paced adventure. I would highly recommend getting yourself a ticket.”  Guildford Dragon

“Epic adventure”  Liverpool Echo

“A truly electrifying ensemble piece. The imagination floodgates are opened and there is never a dull moment”  Wirral Globe

“It is 150 minutes of pure childlike entertainment that I encourage you to see, definitely one that all the family could enjoy”  North West End

“The whole cast work together like a well-oiled machine, seamlessly transporting us from one continent to another”  Good News Liverpool

“This is hugely enjoyable and creative theatre for lovers of good storytelling” Arts City Liverpool

“An evening of pure entertainment, this production is funny and wonderfully performed by an incredible cast”  Liverpool Arts Scene

“The cast amazingly move energetically from character to character, country to country and one mode of transport to another. There was plenty of laughter…good fun!” Elementary What’s On

“An enormously fun and endlessly ingenious production”  Chris High Reviews

“I am struck with wonder. This ongoing tour is your chance to experience one of the finest productions I have ever seen. Breath-taking in both its invention and execution, uplifting and life-affirming, this is a superlative piece of theatre.” Bum On A Seat Blog

“A real classic, and presented with ingenuity and invention—a show for old and young alike to enjoy.” British Theatre Guide

“Around The World In 80 Days is as deeply entertaining as it is refreshing, and it comes to prove that you don’t need to travel far to witness a great  theatrical production.”  This Is Our Town Kingston

“This play is absolutely brilliant. A fantastic way to spend an evening and a fantastic performance. I would highly recommend to go and see.”

“An absolute joy. This production has everything, including a splendid elephant, and is a delight.”  Remote Goat

“Earnest, fun and bristling with life. A delight to behold.” Razz Magazine

“A beautiful production…I was hooked from the word go!”  Fairypoweredproductions

“Around the World in 80 Days soars to the top flight of my all-time favourite stage productions — a truly ingenious show suitable for all.” Rotherham Advertiser

“An utter delight delight from start to finish. It’s hard not to fall under the spell of this gem of a production so cleverly done.”  North West End

“As hectic and exhilarating as an 80 day jaunt across the globe should be, Theresa Heskins’s take on the classic Jules Verne story is a fast-paced bag of intercontinental fun.”  Exposed Magazine

“Praise to director Theresa Heskins and all of the cast and creative team for a thrilling and innovative play.”
Salisbury Journal

“This was stage craft at its very best. Prepare to go on a journey that will see you laughing your way around the world and leave you wanting more” 
 Get The Chance Wales

“Entertaining and imaginatively staged” Rhibiwna

“Everything a family show should be – funny without being silly, clever without being patronising and packed with action” Oxford Times

“A genuinely faultless production” The Sentinel

“Everybody wants to see this show…and now they can – outright entertainment, sparkling invention and  breathless, high-action storytelling” Staffordshire What’s On

“The sheer genius of this production is mesmerising and is without doubt an experience that every lover of the theatre needs to have at least once…or maybe twice” At The Theatre

“High-octane comic entertainment” Express & Star


Book Tickets by Date

RT @NVBorderlines: Thank you to all the young people and community members who contributed to making this little video for our pledge to @S

Latest News


The New Vic Theatre is postponing their production of Marvellous to Spring 2021. Marvellous, a brand new play based on the life…

Read Article ›

Spotlight On: Michelle Friel-Martin, Head of Fundraising and Development

In this edition of our ‘Spotlight On’ feature, we chat to the New Vic’s Head of Fundraising and Development Michelle Friel-Martin. Michelle…

Read Article ›

Lockdown diary – week seven: auditorium refurb update, supporting English Tourism Week, and news from the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir

It’s that time again where we bring you our weekly update from the New Vic. We hope that despite the difficult circumstances…

Read Article ›
RT @NVBorderlines: Thank you to all the young people and community members who contributed to making this little video for our pledge to @S