The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has today announced the cast of their upcoming production of Toby Hulse’s fast paced and playfully comic adaptation of Jules Verne’s epic adventure novel Around the World in Eighty Days.
Around the World in Eighty Days, which runs at the award-winning Cotswolds venue from 30th January – 11th March, will be directed by Joseph O’Malley, who previously directed the Barn Theatre’s productions of The Hound of the Baskervilles, The 39 Steps and Ben Hur.
In the great Victorian Age, it is clearly impossible to go around the world in eighty days, and only an idiot would try it. It is also clearly impossible to tell this story with only three actors, but these idiots are going to take us all on a breath-taking roller-coaster ride around the world; filled with thrills and adventure, and no short order of panache, in a Built By Barn version of a rollicking, side splitting, laugh a minute, adaptation. Maybe, through the power of human invention and a bit of Barn ingenuity, they might just pull it off.
The full cast of the new production are Evangeline Dickson (Doctor Who: Time Fracture – West End) as Fix of the Yard, James El-Sharawy (The Response – The Seagull Theatre/Soho Theatre) as Passepartout and Adam Elliot (Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – St Martin’s Theatre) as Phileas Fogg.
The production opens the Barn Theatre’s 2023 Season. More details can be found here.