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‘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.

In July, we embarked on a major national tour, taking our much-loved production of Around The World In 80 Days on a six-month journey across the UK in partnership with producers Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend, and in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.


 Around The World In 80 Days

Touring until 20 January 2018

Audiences and critics alike have been enjoying our production of Around The World In 80 Days as it journeys across the UK. Here are just some of the fantastic things that people have said so far:

“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

“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




Tour dates:

2 Aug – 2 Sep London Cadogan Hall
12 – 16 Sep Plymouth Theatre Royal
19 – 24 Sep Cardiff New Theatre
26 – 30 Sep Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
2 – 7 Oct Salisbury Playhouse 
10 – 15 Oct Exeter Northcott Theatre
17 – 22 Oct Kingston Rose Theatre
24 – 26 Oct Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
27 – 28 Oct Liverpool Playhouse Coming Soon
31 Oct – 4 Nov Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Coming Soon
7 – 12 Nov Derby Theatre
14 – 18 Nov Cambridge Arts Theatre Coming Soon
29 Nov – 3 Dec North Finchley Arts Depot
5 Dec – 7 Jan Salford Quays The Lowry


New Vic Theatre production in partnership with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend and in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

By Jules Verne
Adapted by Laura Eason
Directed by Theresa Heskins

109 characters, eight actors, six trains, six boats, four fights, two dances, one storm, a circus act and an elephant take centre stage once again in our much-loved escapade, Around The World In 80 Days!

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join him and his loyal valet Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London, across the subcontinent and on to the Wild West in a race against the clock.

Seen Around The World In 80 Days at the New Vic? Catch it while you can on tour! Visit for full tour details.


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