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Around the World in Eighty Days (2010)

Lighting Design, The Watermill Theatre

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Adapted by Robin Belfield

Directed by Beth Flintoff

Design by James Lewis

Lighting Design by Nick Flintoff

Photography by Philip Tull

80 days (in other words 1,920 hours or 115,200 minutes) to get around the world!  Impossible! Or is it?

Phileas Fogg is the most mysterious of gentlemen.  The only thing anyone knows about him is that he’s the most punctual man in England, so precise you could set your watch by him.  So when the challenge is set, how could he refuse?  Accompanied by his faithful, but clumsy servant, Passepartout, Fogg has no time to lose as he chases the sun around the globe - over the mountains and oceans, through the Indian jungle, across the plains of America and on!

Can he keep his cool even in the face of danger and delays?  Does he have time to stop and rescue the Indian princess from her terrible fate?  Can he escape the devious Inspector Fix who, believing Phileas has robbed the Bank of England, is in hot pursuit?  Only time will tell...




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