Around the World in 80 Days at the St James Theatre

Simon Friend and St. James Theatre Productions will present a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by Laura Eason at the St James Fringe Theatre in south London from 26 November 2015 to 16 January 2016, with an official opening on 3 December 2015.

"The majestically mysterious, fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty 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. A cast of eight play more than 100 characters in this high-spirited, imagination-filled escapade for all the family."

The production will be directed by Lucy Bailey, who today commented:

"I remember Jules Verne's book as delightfully eccentric. This new stage version is off the wall, refreshingly unconventional, and celebrates our world - what could be better! It's a chase movie, a love story, and a heroic quest - all in one."

Casting and further creative team are yet to be announced.

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