Around the World in 80 Days
From New Vic Theatre Staffordshire, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend in association with Royal Exchange Theatre
Newcastle-under-Lyme, England

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne's classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there’s no time to waste!

"Thrills, spills and laughs abound in this quick, witty and intelligent trip around the globe"The Oxford Times "With innovative puppetry, illusion and slick action, it's enjoyably intense, cheeky and charming. A treat"Broadway World  "Terrific" The Guardian



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

2 hours including one intermission

Tickets start at $17.
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What Kind of Show?

Silly and adventurous; prop gun used briefly in production


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Getting to Know New Vic Theatre Staffordshire

This will be the second time AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS plays the New Vic, but the production's first time in New York. How is that possible? The production comes from another New Vic—The New Vic Theatre (no relation) in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a market town in Staffordshire, England! Place is pretty important, too, as The New Vic Staffordshire's mission centers around making excellent theater in-the-round and being a force for positive change in their region. With an achievement as the first building-based theater company outside London to become a National Theatre Studio Affiliate and a track record of several tours, The New Vic Staffordshire's influence extends across England and throughout the world.

Did You Know?

  • After a series of successful runs at The New Vic Staffordshire and The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, this celebrated production (nominated for the UK Theatre Award's "Best New Production") traveled around England before embarking on its first trip to the U.S.
  • Laura Eason is, among many things, an expert in stage adaptation with a total of ten to date. Her take on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer traveled to The New Victory Theater in 2011. Consider her credits as a writer and producer of the Emmy-nominated House of Cards just some of the other aforementioned "many things" she excels in.
  • Prolific producer Kenny Wax climbed the ranks from an usher to one of the West End's biggest names in entertainment. His excellent taste has earned him numerous Olivier Awards for shows such as The Play That Goes Wrong, but New Victory audiences may remember him most for shepherding Mr. Popper's Penguins (New Vic 2017) to our stage.


All The Way From...

Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
...Newcastle-under-Lyme, England


Newcastle-under-Lyme has a rich history involving markets. The city, which began as an ancient market town, was home to a Fine Fare Supermarket that was voted the "Ugliest building in Britain" in the 1970s and 80s.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
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Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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