Ellis Productions in association with HIT Productions and QUT Gardens Theatre present
Around the World in 80 Days
The original Amazing Race, Around the World in 80 Days is a joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness in the style of Monty Python.
The story begins with a bank robbery by a mysterious figure, just as the fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful valet, Mr. Passepartout, embark on a mad-cap adventure to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Convinced Fogg is the bank robber on the run, Scotland Yard's Detective Fix follows closely behind.
...Playful theatre that takes us back to first principles: clever ideas, inventive staging and an accomplished cast who infect the audience with the fun they are having on stage. Theatre that makes few demands and gives generously is rare... Around the World in 80 Days is a simple pleasure.
This production is a delightful and somewhat silly romp bringing to the stage one of Jules Verne's classics... you will laugh and enjoy this familiar ride around the world.
That the three of them also play dozens of minor characters with equal commitment is a credit to everyone involved. It was a pleasure watching this group milk every comic moment. Go join the fun.
A small stage, a clever set, creative direction, and 3 talented actors is all you need to whisk away an audience, as proven by AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS.
BROADWAY WORLD AUSTRALIA
If slapstick comedy is your bent, you will have plenty to appreciate and applaud... and many were cackling so loudly they were all but crying. I thought the woman sitting alongside me would need resuscitation, such was her total engagement with the hijinks on stage.