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Around the World in Eighty Days

Full-Length Musical, Comedy  /  25any gender (adult)

Book and original songs by Phil Willmott
Score by Annemarie Lewis Thomas (based on tunes by Phil Willmott)
Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne

“Jules Verne's 19th-century adventure yarn, featuring the intrepid Phileas Fogg and his guileless servant Passepartout, is conjured with much playfulness, wit, and ingenuity by Phil Willmott.” – Time Out

Around the World in Eighty Days

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    25any gender (adult)
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences

Details

Summary
Freely adapted from the novel by Jules Verne, set in 1883, this delightful musical tells the story of Phileas Fogg and his servant, Passepartout, as they embark on a whistle-stop journey to satisfy a wager that they can circumnavigate the world in 80 days. With bandits in pursuit, nasty villains around every corner, and transport problems that force them to continue via hot air balloon (and performing elephant), will they make the deadline? This exciting and charming show enjoyed a successful run at the Battersea Arts Centre in November 2001. With a large cast and inventive, simple settings, Around the World in Eighty Days is the perfect choice for family entertainment.
History
Around the World in Eighty Days was originally commissioned and produced by Caroline Routh for Tom Morris and Battersea Arts Centre, London, on 30 November 2001. Directed by Phil Willmott with Catriona McLaughlin, the production featured Timothy Mitchell, Bill Ward, Rae Baker and Phil Willmott.

THE MAYOR
CITIZENS OF GREENWICH
JOURNALISTS
PHILEAS FOGG
PASSEPARTOUT
CAPTAIN JAMES FIX
THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE MOULIN ROSE, PARIS
KATY O’FLATHERY – A cabaret singer
KATY'S INTERNATIONAL ALL-GIRL REVUE
– HELGA
– SHEILA
– YUKI
– TRUDY
– PAM
– SVETLANA
– MORAG
KITCHEN AND WAITING STAFF AT THE MOULIN ROSE
A PARISIAN STATION PORTER
QUEEN VICTORIA
PRIME MINISTER DISRAELI
SHERLOCK HOLMES
DR WATSON
DR LIVINGSTONE
STANLEY – His friend
THE CONCIERGE AT THE BOMBAY HILTON
PRINCESS AOUDA
TWO TICKET COLLECTORS ON THE INDIA RAILWAY
EUGENE – An elephant
INDIAN PRIESTS
FUNERAL DANCERS
CHINESE DRAGON DANCERS
MISS FOTHERINGTON – A Missionary
A CIRCUS BARKER
INTERPRETER OF THE CIRCUS BARKER
MRS. CHANG – An opium seller
OPIUM DEALERS
PHINEAS T. BARNUM – A circus proprietor
JESSE JAMES – An outlaw
JAMES'S GANG
A WILD WEST SALOON HOSTESS
TAMMY LOU
TAMMY LOU'S ALL-GIRL USA REVUE
GUARD ON THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD
HITCH – A Mormon polygamist
HITCH'S MORMON WIVES
A COWARDLY PORTER
A LIVERPUDLIAN DETECTIVE
A LIVERPUDLIAN POLICEMAN
A SAILOR'S WIFE
OTHER SAILORS AND THEIR WIVES

This show was originally performed by a cast of 23, but it could easily be presented with half that number if the actors double.

This show was originally performed by a cast of 23, but it could easily be presented with half that number if the actors double.

  • Time Period 19th Century
  • Setting Various stops around the world. 1873.
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Media

“Loads of fun... a complete delight!” – The Guardian

“Jules Verne's 19th-century adventure yarn, featuring the intrepid Phileas Fogg and his guileless servant Passepartout, is conjured with much playfulness, wit, and ingenuity by Phil Willmott.” – Time Out

“A pocket-sized musical that is loads of fun and has loads of tunes to make you tap your toes. A complete delight.” – The Guardian

Music

Act I

1. “Overture/Eighty Days” – Company
2. “Around the World With Katy's Girls” – Katy and Her Girls
3. “Passepartout” – Passepartout, Katy and Company
5. “The Maharaja's Child” – Aouda
6. “Bang!” – Captain Fix
7. “Jungle Honeymoon” – Passepartout, Fogg
8. “The Nizam” – Company
9. “Passepartout (Reprise)” – Passepartout and Company

Act II

11. “Sorry Dragon” – Passepartout and Aouda
12. “The Luxuriant Brew” – Captain Fix, Mrs Chang and Opium Dealers
12b. “The Water is Wide” (traditional) – Sailors
13. “What Do I Love?” – Fogg and Aouda
14. “Jungle Honeymoon (Reprise)” – Passepartout
16. “Around the States with Tammy's Dames” – Tammy Lou and Show Girls
17. “Life Here in the Wilderness” – Hitch and Wives
20. “How Was I to Know/The Water is Wide” – Aouda and Company
21. “Finale: Passepartout” – Company
22. “Bows” – Company

Piano
Reed (Flute/Piccolo/Bb Clarinet/Alto and Tenor Sax)
Violin
Bass Guitar
  • Musical Style Classic Broadway
  • Orchestra Size Small/Combo

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Authors

Annemarie Lewis Thomas

Annemarie Lewis Thomas is a composer, lyricist and an accomplished Musical Director and arranger Full length musicals include: In collaboration with Phil Willmott, Annemarie wrote the music to AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, UNCLE EBENEZER and THE WOLF BOYS. In collaboration ...
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Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet and playwright. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a series of bestselling adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twent ...
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Phil Willmott

Multi-award-winning composer, writer and director Phil Willmott’s first collaboration as a composer with Mark Collins was the musical Lost Boy, which transferred from the Finborough Theatre for an extended run at the Charing Cross Theatre and imagined the characters from Pete ...
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