Around The World In 80 Days

Gardens Theatre Qut

Richard Branson with his hot-air balloon has got nothing on Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s classic adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, in a fun-filled production at QUT Gardens Theatre, July 24 and 25.

This version of the enduring tale celebrates the type of extreme endeavour and folly that the mega-rich engage in. Think of Branson’s escapades and Cirque du Soleil billionaire Guy Laliberté with his Russian space rocket. If you’ve got the squillions to squander, why not?

Around the World in 80 Days, QUT Gardens Theatre

The familiar story sees millionaire adventurer Phileas Fogg agreeing to a non-stop sprint circling the globe in just 80 days – an outrageous wager that puts both his fortune and his life at risk. He’s accompanied by French valet, Passepartout, but their journey is marred by the appearance of a Scotland Yard detective on the trail of a bank robber matching Fogg’s description. The pair encounters elephants, hurricanes, Native American warriors and many more obstacles that threaten to derail the journey.

Around the World in 80 Days, QUT Gardens Theatre

Amazingly, 39 characters are portrayed by just three actors, and the production has the critics raving. The Arts Review said of the hijinks, “This production is a delightful and somewhat silly romp…” while Theatre People said, “It was a pleasure watching this group milk every comic moment.”

The novel has been adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse, is directed by Terence O’Connell, and presented by Ellis Productions in association with HIT Productions as part of a national tour.

This production suitable for all ages promises to be a lot of fun and a tour de force performance from the three performers.

BUY TICKETS HERE

By Vicki Englund

QUT Gardens Theatre is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

QUT Gardens Theatre

2 George St

Brisbane

Jul 24 7.30pm

Jul 25 11am; 7.30pm

A$49; Conc. $44

Groups 10+ $40;

Pens. & f/t stud $37

3138 4455

Map

2 George St Brisbane

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Cinderella is a heart-felt, funny, fairy tale for grown-ups playing at QPAC from April 26 to May 5
The perfect family day out at the races with Nickelodeon and Dreamworks characters for kids
Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating Queensland’s Western Downs region
Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock ‘n’roll road trip playing at Bille Brown Theatre in May
This epic free -day live music festival is happening on Surfers Paradise beach
Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves at the first Indigenous radio station
Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local will see the world's best authors livestreamed direct from Sydney
Brisbane Street Art Festival will see Brisbane become an open art gallery
Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean is a rare special event

Mother's Day Brunch Treasury Brisbane

Treat mum to a decadent Mother's Day Brunch in the historic courtyard of Treasury Brisbane
Mother's Day Brunch Treasury Brisbane