World Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS Set for The Pavilion at The O2

World Premiere of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS Set for The Pavilion at The O2

Set to open from June - August next year, the show will take place in 'The Pavilion' within the environs of 'The O2'*. Created by Matthew Churchill Productions this show will be a World Premiere of Jules Verne's literary classic "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS" and will run for 11 weeks.

This will be the only London date prior to the show and its pavilion moving to California to begin a three year, 19 city US tour.

Directed by Sean Foley "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS" is an extraordinary immersive live theatrical event performed in its own stunning pavilion, from the team that created the Chichester Theatre in the Park tent.

Once inside, audiences will be swept away on an amazing adventure and experience a true multi-media marvel featuring a 360 degree dome the size of 10 IMAX screens, a hot air balloon flying above you and a 20 foot high steam-powered elephant.

Join the eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg and his trusty servant Passepartout as they race by boat, train, hot air balloon and elephant in a bid to get around the world in eighty days. Will the mountains, jungles and oceans of our wondrous planet defeat them? Will Fogg win his wager or become a ruined man? And exactly where does love figure in this incredible adventure? Most importantly, will Passepartout ever be able to boil Fogg's egg for exactly 204 seconds?!

Director Sean Foley most recently directed "Perfect Nonsense" with Stephen Mangan and Matthew Macfadyen as well as the smash hit comedy "The Ladykillers". Prior to "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS", Sean will direct the X Factor musical "I Can't Sing!" at the London Palladium.

Matthew Churchill is a producer of theatre and live events who is recognised for his pioneering work combining theatre and visual storytelling. He has conceived, funded, and realised a wide range of productions over the last 20 years - from touring shows to outdoor and site-specific events - merging visual elements with the art of storytelling. These have included the design and build of an 800 seat touring tented theatre and subsequently the conception and production of a bestselling version of Aristophanes' The Birds both for the United Kingdom's National Theatre. In 2008, Churchill co-founded Three Sixty Entertainment and served as CEO until 2011 when he left to found this new company. During his time at ThreeSixty he jointly conceived and produced the international theatrical hit Peter Pan. Blending the world's first 360 degree surround CGI with live action, Peter Pan opened to critical acclaim. The show went on to become the second largest-selling show in London's West End over the summer of 2009 and broke box office records for a non-Broadway show in San Francisco and Orange County. He also runs the Theatre Tent; a company who create tented venues for theatrical clients. They have just completed a critically acclaimed major design and build project for Chichester Festival Theatre, replacing the Powell and Moya designed main house with a bespoke theatre pavilion during its renovation.

*Use of The O2 site is subject to the usual consents.

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