Review: Around The World In Eighty Days - The Scoop, London

Photo by Sheila Burnett

Jules Verne's Around The World In Eighty Days has been adapted for the open air setting at The Scoop, London by Phil Wilmott. And what a great job he has done.

The action whizzes past in a running time of one hour and fifteen minutes, with a cast of ten great actors telling the story of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout in their quest to get... you guessed it... Around the World In Eighty Days.

Whats good about this adaptation is that it appeals to all ages, with some nice characters, puppets from all over the world, Eugene the Elephant, a Chinese Dragon, all brought to life by this great ensemble.

Joseph Wicks stand out at Passepartout, high energy, comedy and singing making this a great role to watch.

Photo by Sheila Burnett
The music is good fun to listen to, with original songs by Annemarie Lewis Thomas, you come away singing the Jungle Honeymoon song, as the elephants go trump trump trumpety trump!

An engaging piece of theatre, this is a production well worthy of going to see this summer.

Around The World In Eighty Days plays at The Scoop, London at 6pm on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 4th Sept.
The good thing about this is that it is absolutely FREE to watch, so head down there and see it, no excuses really!