THEATRE goers are in for a visual treat later this month when Around the World in 80 Days takes to the Oxford stage.
This production will open at the Oxford Playhouse from July 25 until 29.
Following the success of last summer’s Peter Pan in Scarlet, director Theresa Heskins returns to the Playhouse with her celebrated production of Jules Verne’s classic adventure Around the World in 80 Days.
Adapted by Laura Eason, this fast-paced show has been described as a visual treat, which will showcase clever theatrics, hilarious characters and fantastical scenarios, all mixed together with a large dollop of your own imagination.
The production tells the story of the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg, who wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.
This packed story follows the escapades of 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.
This adventure is underpinned by a bold and uplifting musical score and stars a talented cast of eight playing more than 125 characters.
Featuring six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant, this production is not just for young, intrepid explorers with big imaginations – it makes big people feel like little people again too.
This show is recommended for children from age seven upwards and is a perfect way for families to kick off the summer holidays.
Tickets for Around the World in 80 Days at Oxford Playhouse start at £12 and are available by calling 01865 305305, or through the website: oxfordplayhouse.com.