Around the World in Eighty Days (2016)
The action passes in London and elsewhere, 1872
- Ms Naomi Liddle played Phileas Fogg as well as Bombay Shopkeeper, Head of Bombay Police and the poet king Ucaf Uddaul
- Ms Audrey Lindsay played Passepartout as well as London Police Officer, Reform Club Gentleman 2, British Consul in Suez, Bombay Police Sergeant, Bombay Waiter and the Russian accented Calcutta Police Officer
- Mr Christopher Vian-Smith played Fix of The Yard as well as Bank of England Guard, Reform Club Gentleman 1, British Consul in Bombay, Enraged Priest, Railway Guard, Wild Indian, Princess Aouda, Pilot and Captain Andrew Speedy
- The stage supremely managed by Mr Graham Clements , with the skilful assistance of Mr Rodney Quinn, Ms Tiffany Manning and Mr David Blatcher
- Illumination effects designed by Mr Barney Hart Dyke, using Mr Edison's most modern electrical luminaires.
- Aural stimulation created by - Mr Andrew Rickinson ably assisted by Ms Fiona Daffern
- Rigging carried out by those daring young persons on the flying trapeze Ms Jenny Harris and Mr Brian Fretwell
- Electrical apparatus operated by - Mr Steve Anstee
- Costumes created, found, sewn, steamed, glued and made magnificent by Ms Jenny Bennett and Ms Gudrun Bennett
- Instruction in the martial arts by Mr Anton Krause
- Mr Fogg’s fabulous frock coat made by Ms Lisa Thomas of Savile Row
- The staging transformed by the scenic artistry of Ms Hazel Hindle and Ms Carole Ironside
- The get in assisted by Mr Tom Mathias and Ms Charlotte Benstead
- Properties, further costume and set dressing foraged by the ladies and gentlemen of the cast and crew
- The set conceived and designed (and The Pachyderm Conundrum solved) by Messrs Chaz Doyle and Mark Ireson
- Livestock and other transportation by Ms Carrie Andrews and her big red pantechnicon
- The poster designed by Ms Emma Baines
- The cast photographed and the programme designed by Mr Bryon Fear
- The production photographed in all its splendour by Mr Chris Patmore
The director, the cast and the crew would like to express their gratitude to the following for the assistance they have rendered in so many ways to the production of this evening’s extravaganza
Ms Jennifer Cooper; Ms Jeanette Hoile; Ms Jessica Osorio; Ms Lisa Thomas; Mr Bryon Fear; Mr Chaz Doyle; Mr Tony Page; Ms Lily Ann Green; Ms Jenny Clements; the entire companies of I Am A Camera, Jesus Christ Superstar and Bouncers; Mr David Somner, Ms Clare Haward, Mr Danny Wood and Mr Q of The Stanley Halls; the ladies and gentlemen performing the Front of House, Raffle and Box Office duties for your edification
Some of the very nice things people said about the first night:
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- Jules Verne on Wikipedia
- Around The World In Eighty Days on Wikipedia, including a list of some of the many adaptations inspired by the book. The article about Around The World, a musical version by Orson Welles and Cole Porter, makes fascinating reading.
- A website dedicated to collecting Verne's books and associated ephemera, including toys, coins, board games, cigar boxes and perfume
- A board game based on Around The World In Eighty Days
- The Hetzel uniform editions of Verne's works