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 which also includes the first stage adaptation of Morpurgo’s 1990 Carnegie Medal shortlisted novel Waiting for Anya (27th March – 5th May), a new staging of Noël Coward’s comedy of manners Private Lives (15th May – 24th June), a revival of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Once (3rd July – 12th August), the world premiere of Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost’s new musical Sin: A New Musical of Revenge (18th August – 16th September) and the premiere of Alan Pollock’s festive adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story Treasure Island (20th November – 6th January).
More information can be found at barntheatre.org.uk