Derby Theatre: A ‘must see’ Around the World in 80 Days. 7-12 November 2018.

Simon Friend and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment present New Vic Theatre in association with The Royal Exchange Manchester Around the World in 80 Days By Jules Verne. Adapted by Laura Eason.

Nominated for a 2017 UK Theatre award for Best Show for Children and Young People

Derby Theatre Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 November “Simple theatrical magic” ★★★★★ The Stage

“Wonderfully warm, action-packed delight” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

As part of a major six month tour, Derby Theatre is thrilled that the New Vic Theatre’s celebrated and highly acclaimed production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, will be part of their autumn 2017 season, on from Tuesday 7 until Sunday 12 November.

Theresa Heskins’ production of Around the World in 80 Days first premiered at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke in 2013 followed by a successful season at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2014. Nominated for both the UK Theatre Awards ‘Best New Production’ and the Manchester Theatre Awards ‘Best Show for Children and Families’, this is the production’s first national tour, and the production has received a plethora of 4 and 5 star national reviews.

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

An ensemble cast of 8 play over 125 characters in an imaginative and physically inventive high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

“If it’s sold out, I suggest that you beg, steal or borrow a ticket for this, the funniest, most inventive and exciting comedy for years” ★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

The UK tour of Around the World in 80 Days reunites original cast members Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg), Michael Hugo (Passepartout), Pushpinder Chani (Mr Naidu), Kirsten Foster (Mrs Aouda) and Dennis Herdman (Inspector Fix). They are joined by Matthew Ganley (Colonel Proctor), Simi Egbejumi-David (Captain Speedy) and Joey Parsad (Miss Singh).

Around the World in 80 Days is directed by Theresa Heskins and designed by Lis Evans, with movement direction by Beverley Edmunds, music composed by James Atherton, lighting designed by Alexandra Stafford and sound designed by James Earls-Davis. Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend present The New Vic Theatre Production in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.

Tickets: £18.50 – £30.50, family tickets and concessions available. For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at

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