The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.
Along with his hapless valet Passepartout, he sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes him from the misty alleys of London to the exotic subcontinent and on to the Wild West as they race against the clock on a dizzying succession of trains, steamers, a wind-propelled sledge and an elephant.
Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel was seen at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke, and Manchester's Royal Exchange before receiving its London premiere at the St. James Theatre in 2015.
Packing in more than fifty unforgettable characters, this imaginative version was written for an ensemble cast of eight, but can be performed by a much larger cast – making it perfect for any theatre company or drama group looking for a high-spirited adventure.
'a lot of fun... Laura Eason's script runs with clockwork precision... bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making'
'an eccentric treat… fun and imaginative'
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) was a French novelist, playwright and poet. His most famous works are Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869).
Laura Eason is a playwright, adapter, musical-book writer and screenwriter. Her other work for the stage includes adaptations of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, and original plays Sex With Strangers and The Undeniable Sound of Right Now.