Around the World In Eighty Days – July 2021

Sat 31 July 2021 - Sun 8 August 2021 at The Bowling Green, Mayow Park
Show(s) at 2pm daily (no performance Weds 4 August)
Show lasts approximately 90 minutes (no interval), suitable for families with children of all ages.

Tickets: £12 adults, £6 children aged 3+ (under 3s FREE)

Spontaneous Productions in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP presents:

About the Show

The final presentation in our 2021 Summer Season of Outdoor Theatre is a spectacular, musical version of Jules Verne’s classic adventure story.

London 1872. Phileas Fogg is a stickler for time keeping so when members of his gentlemen’s club wager that he cannot travel around the world in just 80 days, he sets out to prove them wrong. Accompanied by his faithful French manservant Passepartout – in reality a young, female inventor in disguise! – Fogg must traverse numerous exotic locales if he is to win the bet. All the while, he is pursued by the very dogged detective Inspector Fix…

This promenade production will take you on a global quest to multiple locations – so be prepared to move throughout the show. Featuring fantastical steampunk stylings, plus original musical numbers by Paul Tornbohm – performed with a live accompaniment by New Orleans jazz band Red Hot & Blue – this promises to be Spontaneous Productions’ biggest and boldest show yet! Read the 5-star review from Susan Elkin of Sardines Magazine.

The Credits

Adapted by Jonathan Kaufman and Jane Walker from the book by Jules Verne
Original songs and music by Paul Tornbohm
Produced and directed by Jonathan Kaufman
Associate producer Hjalmar Nordén
Choreographer and assistant director Michelle Buckley
Production design Lucy Bond

Assistant designer Yifei Ma

Costume design Jackie Poulett
Script consultant Lucy Kaufman

Live accompaniment by New Orleans jazz band Red Hot & Blue (Facebook)

The Cast

JIMAND ALLOTEY as Julia Verne / Passepartout
HJALMAR NORDÉN as Phileas Fogg
LANA EYRE as Miss Lily

The Audience Reviews

What audiences have said about our previous shows:

  • “Spontaneous Productions is the National Theatre of SE26. Always surprising, always impressive, always entertaining.’ Matthew Sweet, author and broadcaster
  • “Hugely entertaining” (South London Press, review of The Three Musketeers)
  • “What a fantastic show…Great story adaptation and such a creative way to use the park. Everyone was brilliant. An absolute must see.” (Audience comments for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

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