5 – 27 August, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

The countdown is on for the theatre event of the season, the brand-new re-telling of Jules Verne classic, Around the World in 80 Days, at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne this summer from 5 to 27 August, presented bythe team behind Eastbourne’s beloved pantomimes and The 39 Steps!

The cast includes Nicholas Maude as Phileas Fogg, Nicholas has enjoyed huge success in Musical Theatre on both London’s West End including The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Tess of the D’urbervilles, and The Bodyguard.

Ben Cutler takes the role of French ex-circus performer Passepartout, a hugely accomplished actor Ben has enjoyed many great parts including in War Horse at The National Theatre, TV credits include Warren in EastEnders earlier this year.

Ben Roddy 
is the gloriously incompetent Inspector Fix, a great comedy actor, this part will be perfect for Ben who has appeared in a number of productions at the Devonshire Park including Boeing, Boeing and Don’t Dress for Dinner. His film credits, include Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and British comedy, Patrick. Ben was named Dame of the Year at The Great British Pantomime Awards (2016/17).

Freny Nina Pavri will complete the travelling companions as Mrs Aouda, international actress and musician Freny recently finished a UK tour in the leading role of new play Our White Skoda Octavia, supremely talented, she has a background in Indian classical music and dance. The cast is completed by Harry Hart, James Cooney and Hannah Boyce who take on the other 99 or so roles.

This rip-roaring adventure with shenanigans a-plenty will transport audiences this summer Around the World in 80 Days!A perfect summer treat for all ages this theatrical event is not to be missed. Packed with comedy, music, physical theatre, circus skills and clowning, clever use of stage props and an especially built set come and immerse yourself in the ultimate voyage!

Buckle-up as six trains, six boats, four fights, two dances, one sleigh ride, a storm, a circus and an elephant will take to the Devonshire Park stage in this uproarious and exciting re-telling of the Jules Verne’s classic. They said it was ridiculous, they said it couldn’t be done but Phileas Fogg is fabulously determined as he wagers his whole fortune on the seemingly impossible. To circumnavigate the world in just 80 days!

Especially created for Eastbourne from the team responsible for The 39 Steps, Return to the Forbidden Planet, One Man Two Guvnors and Eastbourne’s legendary pantos. Some of the cast recently came to Eastbourne to film a trailer for the show ahead of it’s opening at the Devonshire Park this August!

Around the World in 80 Days, at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Friday 5 to Saturday 27 August, nightly performances 7.45pm (Tuesday – Saturday) and Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm Matinees (excl. 3 August). Book best seats now, see or call 01323 412000, tickets from £21 with great offers for OVATION members and concessions available. Make a date and don’t miss this theatrical voyage into fun!