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Around the World in 80 Days

16 Nov 2022 - 3 Dec 2022
Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

Author: Jules Verne, Dramatised by Toby Hulse

Director: Peter Newling

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Toby Hulse

Synopsis

Jules Vernes’ 260 page, 1872 masterpiece is being brought to life on the WLT stage.
We’ll depart London to Dover to Paris to Turin to Brindisi to Bombay to Calcutta to Hong Kong to Yokohama to San Fransisco to New York to Newfoundland to Queenstown Ireland and finally back to London.

We’ll travel via steamer, train, hansom cab, elephant and (according to David Niven) hot air balloon.

The question is – How on earth can all that be done on WLT’s tiny stage? By three Actors? We have no idea, but it’ll be fun to figure out.

Join literary royalty Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, Detective Fix and Princess Aouda, along with 20-odd other assorted and interesting characters as they make their epic journey against the clock.

A rollicking fast-paced bit of silliness to finish the year.

Performances

Start Date: 16 Nov 2022

End Date: 3 Dec 2022

Performance Times:

5:00pm on:

  • Sun 20th Nov 2022
  • Sun 27th Nov 2022

8:15pm on:

  • Wed 16th Nov 2022
  • Thu 17th Nov 2022
  • Fri 18th Nov 2022
  • Sat 19th Nov 2022
  • Tue 22nd Nov 2022
  • Wed 23rd Nov 2022
  • Thu 24th Nov 2022
  • Fri 25th Nov 2022
  • Sat 26th Nov 2022
  • Tue 29th Nov 2022
  • Wed 30th Nov 2022
  • Thu 1st Dec 2022
  • Fri 2nd Dec 2022
  • Sat 3rd Dec 2022

Ticket Prices:

$29/$27 conc

Bookings: www.wlt.org.au/tickets

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre

Theatre Address:

2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Auditions

Characters Summary:

In the spirit of plays such as the 39 Steps, three actors will attempt to stage the whole 260 page novel. The fourth character is author Jules Verne, who makes an unexpected appearance.

It’s a rollicking, fast paced bit of silliness to finish the year. It’ll require a cast with huge energy and equally huge inventiveness.

To our knowledge, this will be the first time the four-handed version of this play will be done in Australia.

Audition Dates:

7:30pm on:

  • Sun 11th Sep 2022
  • Mon 12th Sep 2022

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