Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout as they set out to win an outrageous wager by circling the globe in an unheard of – 80 days.
Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as three actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in one of the great adventures of all time – taking you from London to Bombay, Yokohama to San Francisco, through typhoons, out-of-control trains and into the deepest reaches of your imagination.
Phileas Fogg says he can race from London to London in a mere 80 days, but the pressure is on and time is running out. At his side, a band of quirky adventurers. At their heels, a relentless Scotland Yard detective. At stake, surviving utterly fantastic adventures across India, China, Japan and America – beating the clock – and winning the bet.
Directed by the award-winning Terence O’Connell (The Carnival of Lost Souls, Kitchen Sink, Empire), Around the World in 80 Days features the talents of Michael Lindner (Avenue Q, Possum Magic) as Phileas Fogg, Suzie Melloy (Anything Goes, Cats) as Passepartout and Nate Jobe (The Gruffalo, Pete The Sheep, Shrek the Musical) as Inspector Fix.
“Parramatta audiences are going to be taken on an extraordinary trip around the globe without ever leaving the Riverside Theatres,” says Producer Helen Ellis. “Get set for a night of comic surprises and classic adventure!”
Director: Terence O’Connell Featuring: Nat Jobe, Michael Lindner, Suzie Melloy Set Design: Merinda Backway Costume Design: Lucy Wilkins Sound Design: David Ellis Original Lighting Design: Jason Bovaird Touring Lighting Design: Tom Willis Producer: Helen Ellis
Around the World in 80 Days
Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Performances: 14 & 15 August 2018
Information and Bookings: www.riversideparramatta.com.au
Image: Suzie Melloy, Michael Lindner and Nat Jobe star in Around the World in 80 Days (supplied)