Pack your bags! Leeds Playhouse’s fantastically fun new production Around the World in 80 Daysis now running in the Pop-Up theatre, full of joy, mayhem and madcap adventure.
Production images released today show the talented cast of four actors undertaking daring escapades and fantastical physical routines inspired by circus and Vaudeville, in this fun-filled performance adapted by Toby Hulse from the acclaimed Jules Verne novel.
Starring Leeds Playhouse ensemble members Joe Alessi (Europe, Leeds Playhouse), Robert Pickavance (A Christmas Carol, [the fall of] The Master Builder, Leeds Playhouse), Dan Parr (Road, Romeo & Juliet, Leeds Playhouse), and Darren Kuppan (Partition, Leeds Playhouse (2017), A Christmas Carol, Leeds Playhouse), Around the World in 80 Days is the story of dapper Victorian gent Phileas Fogg (Pickavance), who wagers he can circumnavigate the globe using only steamer and rail in just 80 days.
Around the World in 80 Days is directed by Leeds Playhouse Director of Creative Engagement Alexander Ferris (Searching for the Heart of Leeds, Leeds Playhouse; Rise, The Old Vic), with Designer Amanda Stoodley, Lighting Designer Tim Skelly, Sound Designer and Composer Dom Coyote and Movement Director Jennifer Jackson joining the creative team.
Ground-breaking smart caption glasses developed by the National Theatre and Leeds Beckett University Professor Andrew Lambourne will be trialled on performances of Around the World in 80 Days between 16 – 28 April. To find out more about trialling the caption glasses contact Leeds Playhouse on 0113 213 7700 or visit our Box Office, located at 19 Eastgate.
Insurance broker J M Glendinning are Associate Production Sponsor of Around the World in 80 Days. This vital support moves into year two of their three-year support of the Playhouse.
Around the World in 80 Days plays in Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre, in association with SOYO Leeds, from 9 – 28 April, followed by a community tour to eight community partner areas within the Leeds City Region in May.
Around the World in 80 Days, Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre
Tue 9 – Sun 28 April, Press Night Thu 11 April, 7pm
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online leedsplayhouse.org.uk