Around the World in 80 Days
Until August 17, 2018
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Programme in English
Have you heard of the “Troupe du Splendid”?
In France, everyone has. In the 1970s and 1980s, this band of actors created numerous comedies for French theatre and cinema, becoming something like France’s very own Monty Python.
In 1872, Jules Verne created a huge buzz when he published “Around the World in 80 Days”, the story of an earth circumnavigating race against the clock led by Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, and Passepartout, his French valet.
Repeatedly adapted for the stage and screen (including a cinematic adaptation featuring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan), this adventure novel has now been adapted by Sébastien Azzopardi and Sacha Danino into a wonderfully crazy comedy, featuring colourful, energetic and extravagant characters.
Pursued by the London police officer Detective Fix, who is convinced that Fogg is responsible for the robbery of the Bank of England, this English adventurer hops from train, to ship, to elephant, crossing Egypt, India, Hong-Kong, Japan, San Francisco and New-York, finding time to rescue an Indian princess by the name of Aouda...
In this adaptation for the stage, Azzopardi transforms Verne's tale of a thousand adventures into a theatrical journey of a thousand laughs. Now it's your turn to jump on board, and join us for the ride. Come along and find out if Fogg will make it back to London in time...