Craig Edwards and Jessica Pidsley in Around the World in 80 Days at The Egg.
Around the World in 80 Days
Jules Verne, author
Toby Hulse, playwright
67 pgs. 20 characters (originally performed with 3 actors)
Originally produced by Bristol Old Vic, UK, in 2006
Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
The story begins with a bank robbery by a mysterious figure. Then we are introduced to Mr. Fogg, honest-looking, well-turned out and with good teeth. He is accompanied by his newly-acquired valet, Mr. Passepartout. Hot in their pursuit is the detective Fix of Scotland Yard, who thinks that Fogg is the man who robbed the bank. This mad-cap adventure quickly moves along on a succession of locomotives, steamers, and hilarity.
“Toby Hulse takes on telling the story with a minimum of resources and a cast of just three to that most demanding of audiences: young children. Like Mr. Fogg, he pulls it off with style and élan.” –British Theatre Guide
“A cast of three actors, all delivering lines with spot-on humor, make the classic tale of Around the World in 80 Days a must see.” –Hackney Gazette, UK
“It’s such a healthy dose of Monty Python nonsense that keeps the adults tickled while the slapstick is laid on thick for the children and… it’s a merrily entertaining trip for all on board.” –Metro, UK
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Illustration by Alex Wills
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