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“The whole world on the New Vic stage!”

Around the World in Eighty Days

Friday 20 June–Saturday 5 July 2014

The New Vic Theatre in partnership with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester presents

Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne by Laura Eason, directed by Theresa Heskins

Following last year’s record-breaking run, the same team bring Jules Verne’s epic tale of Victorian eccentricity, romance and derring-do back to the New Vic before racing off to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

Precise, stiff, starched and every inch the Englishman, wealthy bachelor Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circumnavigate the globe in precisely 80 days. With his entire fortune on the line, he leaves London with just a change of clothing, £20,000 in banknotes and his wily manservant, Passepartout.

Racing across the globe, they jump from train to boat to elephant and back again, pausing only to rescue a princess and to battle bandits, buffalo, winter storms and Scotland Yard. Will they make it back to London in time? Or will a world of trouble mean that the bet is lost? And having discovered the whole world, can Fogg find his own heart?

Friday 20 June–Saturday 5 July 2014


Photo Gallery

Around the World in Eighty Days Image by Andrew Billington


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The Independent
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“A riotous romp with a heart…”

Sam Marlowe, The Times
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Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
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“A sheer joy from start to finish…”

— Neil Bonner, The Stage
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“There's been something rather special happening at the New Vic Theatre...…”

The Public Reviews
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“An all-round success that deserves its packed houses…”

Manchester Evening News
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“... an incredible journey. First class…”

Chris Payne, Northern Soul

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