Rich adventure embarks on foolhardy expedition
Richard Branson crossed oceans in a hot-air balloon, while Cirque du Soleil billionaire Guy Laliberté blasted into space aboard a Russian rocket.
A folly for the moneyed and the mega-rich, extreme endeavour and farcical fun is celebrated in a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days, playing at The Cube Wodonga on September 12.
Millionaire adventurer Phileas Fogg agrees to a non-stop sprint circling the globe in just 80 days, an outrageous wager that puts both his fortune and his life at risk.
Accompanied by his newly-employed French valet Passepartout, their intrepid journey is marred by the appearance of a Scotland Yard detective dispatched from London on the trail of a bank robber matching Fogg’s description.
Travelling via the most efficient means of the time: train, steamer ships, elephants and even a wind-powered snow sled, the journeymen will face hurricanes, Native American warriors, and mistaken identity in order to complete their race. But do they make it in time?
Around the World in 80 Days is adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse, directed by Terrence O’Connell and presented by Ellis Productions in association with HIT Productions in a national tour. The cast of three tackles 39 characters between them.
...Playful theatre that takes us back to first principles: clever ideas, inventive staging and an accomplished cast who infect the audience with the fun they are having on stage.
Theatre that makes few demands and gives generously is rare... Around the World in 80 Days is a simple pleasure.
If old-fashioned farce is your cup of tea, this is fun physical humour from a simpler time of storytelling.
A delightful romp.
AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW
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Around the World in 80 Days
Adapted by Toby HulseDirected by Terrence O'ConnellPresented by Ellis Productions in association with HIT Productions
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 7PM
Full $43, concession $35, student/child $15. The Cube Members Full $35, concession $26.25, Group of 8+ $35 per ticket.
THE CUBE WODONGA
118 Hovell St Wodonga, VIC 3690