Around The World In 80 Days
New International Encounter Theatre Company and The Stables Milton Keynes invite you to join them on the greatest adventure ever imagined…
As astronaut Tim Peake circles the Earth every 24 hours, it’s hard to imagine a time when it seemed impossible to go around the world in 80 Days – but that’s the wager Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg makes with fellow members of his London club – and there’s £55,000 at stake – an incredible sum in those days!
Join Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout in their audacious plan to navigate the globe in just 80 days. With only a bag full of money, a pocket watch and a wager to win, Fogg sets out on the most celebrated literary journey of all time.
Based on Jules Verne’s famous novel and combining clowning, live music, storytelling and an international ensemble, Around the World in 80 Days takes you on a high-speed, madcap, transcontinental race against the clock. One policeman, two comrades, three cab rides, four continents, five trains, six ships and just 80 days to get back home!
This is a magical show, all the more so for the gloriously inventive simplicity with which six hugely talented performers tell the story, play the music and provide the sound effects – and all with the simplest of props and almost no set at all. With instruments in hand, tongue in cheek and hearts in the right place they bring out all the excitement, comedy and romance in this great adventure. You’ll be just as enchanted whatever age you are from six to 106!
But don’t take my word for it – listen here to 13 year-old Josh and 14-year old Sigi, who loved every minute of this lo-tech hi-energy show. And first let’s get a flavour of the show and that fantastic music!
Around The World In 80 Days is at the Stables, Wavendon to Sat 2 Jan 2016,
Tickets from £11 to £20 Box Office – 01908 280800