“I shall bet twenty thousand pounds... that I will make the tour of the world in eighty days or less. That is in nineteen hundred and twenty hours, or one hundred and fifteen thousand, two hundred minutes.”
It is 1872 and the punctual and particular Phileas Fogg wagers that he can circle the globe in just 80 days! With his fortune on the line, Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout use rail, steamer and elephant as they race against the clock with the hopeless Detective Fix hot on their heels. Typhoons, runaway trains and a terrifying Apache tribe are among the trials and tribulations they encounter, as they travel to exotic and far-flung corners of the globe – Suez, Singapore and San Francisco to name but a few.
This delightful adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel by award-winning American playwright Mark Brown, is a good old-fashioned, fun-packed, fast-paced, family-friendly romp. Five actors use lightning quick costume changes to play all 39 characters in a madcap comedy, that’s been described as “Monty Python meets Jules Verne.”
The company, Jenny Wren Productions have been responsible for many previous outdoor hits, including The Three Musketeers and A Child in the Forest and are regulars at the Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham. Said director Jenny Wicks: “It’s a really fun, fast show with lots of physical comedy. The actors have been working really hard, developing all the different characters. Two of the cast play at least 15 parts each! There will be lots of quick changes and lots of laughs.”
So Join Jenny Wren Productions on their slightly more local journey as they tour some of the most beautiful outdoor venues in Gloucestershire in a few less than 80 days.
The perfect Summer evening’s entertainment! All performances are in the open-air, so please bring a chair or blanket.
Saturday 3rd September 2011
Museum in the Park, Stroud
Performance 7pm. Museum open from 6pm for picnics in the ground. Tea, coffee and cakes will also be on sale.
Box Office: Stroud Tourist Information Centre 01453 760900
Tickets £9 (£7 concs) Family ticket £25 (2 adults, 2 children)
For venue details call 01453 763394 or visit www.museuminthepark.org.uk
Saturday 10th September 2011
Performance 7pm. Grounds open from 6pm for picnics. Please do not bring alcohol. Wine, hot and cold drinks will be on sale.
Box Office: 01451 860715
Tickets £12 (£8 children up to age 14)