Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the final production of its 60th season: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. This highly imaginative adaptation of Jules Verne's timeless story will be brought to life by the creators of Hetty Feather, adapted by Emmy® nominee Laura Eason (House of Cards, Sex with Strangers, Blue Night) and directed by Theresa Heskins (Snow Queen, 2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People). Recommended for everyone 7+, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS previews June 6, opens June 7 and runs through June 23.

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Get swept up in the adventure as he and his loyal valet Passepartout race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted from Jules Verne's classic novel, this globetrotting theatrical romp is jam packed with danger, romance and non-stop hilarity. Hurry, there's no time to waste!


Hailed as "a global tour de force" by Daily Mail, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS premiered at the New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire in 2013 and was revived in 2014 when it toured to Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. The production also toured the UK in 2017, 2018 and 2019. New York's New Victory Theatre presented the U.S. premiere in May 2019. It was nominated for both the UK Theatre Awards 'Best New Production' and the Manchester Theatre Awards 'Best Show for Children and Families.'


"I'm thrilled that our family initiative continues to bring more and more young people to the theatre each season," said Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards. "AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a fresh, innovative theatrical journey that is bound to intrigue and delight audiences of all ages and transform these young, first-time patrons into lifelong theatergoers."


Director Theresa Heskins is the Artistic Director of the New Vic, Staffordshire, where she has helmed The 39 Steps, The Snow Queen andAlice in Wonderland. Her writing credits include Wives and Daughters for BBC Radio; and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which has been produced all over the world.

"The thing I love most about this show is how it delights audiences of every sort - whatever their age, both adults as well as children; whether they're regular theatergoers or paying their first ever visit to the theatre," said Theresa Heskins. "Even people who don't really like theatre very much seem to be charmed into changing their minds! Bringing people together is one of the themes of the play, and it's exactly what the play itself does."

The cast includes some of the UK's brightest actors: Pushpinder Chani (Mr. Naidu), Kirsten Foster (Mrs. Aouda), Matthew Ganley (Colonel Proctor), Dennis Herdman (Inspector Fix), Michael Hugo (Passepartout), Nyron Levy (Captain Speedy), Joey Parsad (Miss Singh), and Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg).

Simon Friend Entertainment's productions have won Olivier, UKT and Critics' Circle Awards. Its most recent West End productions include The Starry Messenger, Admissions, and Million Dollar Quartet. Kenny Wax has produced renowned entertainment for the West End and various tours throughout the UK and worldwide, including The Play That Goes Wrong, Once On This Island and the Oliver Award-nominated Hetty Feather.


Asolo Rep is offering special family prices throughout the run of the show. Tickets for Saturday matinees (including Family Day) are just $17 per person and $19 for all other performances (at least one person must be 17 or younger).

Photo Credit: Andrew Billington.

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Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Michael Hugo (Passepartout) and Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Matthew Ganley (Colonel Proctor), Kirsten Foster (Mrs. Aouda), and Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Kirsten Foster (Mrs Aouda) Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg)

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Photo Flash: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS At Asolo Rep
Cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS



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