World premiere for Around the World in Eighty Days at The O2

Date Posted: 09/12/2013

A new theatrical production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days receives its world premiere at The O2 in London next June.

Running for 11 weeks at The Pavilion, located within The O2, this will be the only UK date prior to the show moving to California to begin a three-year 19 city US tour.

Directed by Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, I Can’t Sing - The X Factor Musical), Around the World in Eighty Days is billed as an extraordinary immersive theatrical event.

The production is staged in a 360 degree dome the size of ten IMAX screens, and features a hot air balloon flying above the audience and a 20-foot high steam-powered elephant.

Synopsis: Around the World in Eighty Days

Join the eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg and his trusty servant Passepartout as they race by boat, train, hot air balloon and elephant in a bid to get around the world in eighty days.

Will the mountains, jungles and oceans of our wondrous planet defeat them? Will Fogg win his wager or become a ruined man? And exactly where does love figure in this incredible adventure?

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