“The whole world on the New Vic stage!”
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?
“Beautifully-executed…”— The Independent
“A riotous romp with a heart…”— Sam Marlowe, The Times
“Terrific…”— Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
“A sheer joy from start to finish…”— Neil Bonner, The Stage
“There's been something rather special happening at the New Vic Theatre...…”— The Public Reviews
“An all-round success that deserves its packed houses…”— Manchester Evening News
“... an incredible journey. First class…”— Chris Payne, Northern Soul