Simon Friend Entertainment

Around the World in 80 Days

The majestic, mysterious and 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.


This Christmas Laura Eason’s celebrated adaptation of one of the world’s most beloved tales arrives in London in a dazzling new production directed by Lucy Bailey. A cast of eight play over 100 characters in this imaginative, high-spirited escapade for all the family; including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!


Creative Team

Writer - Laura Eason (based on Jules Verne's novel)

Director – Lucy Bailey
Designer – Anna Fleischle
Lighting – Chris Davey
Composer – Django Bates
Sound – Mic Pool
Movement – Lizzi Gee
Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG


‘Delightful. An ingenious production.’
Daily Mail


‘Brims with energy and inventiveness. Bursting with imagination, this exuberant whistle-stop tour through Verne is a trip worth making.’
The Stage


‘Theatre at its best’
Sunday Express


‘Fun and imaginative. An eccentric Christmas treat’
Time Out


‘A cheery, entertaining family Christmas show. Anna Fleischle’s set delights.’
The Times


‘Brilliant entertainment…teetering on the brink of chaos at any moment.’
Times Literary Supplement