Market St & Church St
Parramatta NSW 2150
Jules Verne’s epic adventure story, Around the World in 80 Days, will come to life in a fun, farcical adaption suitable for the whole family at Riverside Theatres on 14th and 15th August.
Stampeding elephants, raging typhoons and runaway trains! Join intrepid adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they set out to win an outrageous wager by circling the globe in an unprecedented 80 days. Daring deeds, daft Victorian invention and downright silliness abound as three actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in one of the greatest stories of all time.
Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. We never see the face of the robber, but they are fanatical about time and have a slight cough. Perhaps it is a complete coincidence our hero coughs gently and is constantly checking his watch!
Perhaps it is also a coincidence he unexpectedly places a wager of 20,000 pounds with fellow members of a London gentleman’s club that he can travel the world in a mere 80 days, and he suddenly leaves the country! Pursued by a relentless Scotland Yard detective, Phileas must stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and win the bet.
Directed by Terence O’Connell and adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse, this madcap adventure combines the sheer spirit of theatrical imagination with the great age of industrial invention for a night that will have audiences crying with laughter as they travel the world. The production features the talents of Michael Lindner (Avenue Q, Possum Magic) as Philleas Fogg, Suzie Melloy (Anything Goes, Cats) as Passepartout and Nate Jobe (The Gruffalo, Pete The Sheep, Shrek the Musical) as Inspector Fix.
8pm Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th August
Suitable for ages 7+