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Christmas has finally arrived as our production of Around the World in 80 Days lands in Bolton – opening to rave reviews from the public and press.

Around the World in 80 Days promises to take audiences on a thrilling adventure around the globe and is showing until Sat 6 January.

This incredible musical adaptation of Jules Verne’s thrilling novel promises fun for all the family – filled with adventure, laughter, and wonderful original songs.

Adapted for the stage by Kate Ferguson and Susannah Pearse, the writers who penned our 2022 festive production A Christmas Carol and 2019’s Treasure Island, comes this sensational new musical stage production, directed by Kash Arshad (An Adventure, Octagon Theatre).

Kash Arshad, director of Around the World in 80 Days said: “I am thrilled with the reaction we have received for Around the World in 80 Days. I have absolutely loved directing this show and seeing the positive response from audiences has been incredible.

“I would like to say how extremely proud I am of the whole team, who have worked tremendously hard to bring to life Around the World in 80 Days. I hope audiences will have as much fun and laughter watching the show as we have had creating it. Taking the whole family on a fun filled adventure, there is something for everyone, from boats, planes and hot air balloons to the celebrations of Diwali, be sure to join us this festive season.”


5 Stars


- North West End
5 Stars

A thrilling adventure

- Manchester Theatres
4 Stars

A winning performance

- What's On Stage
4 Stars

Fast-paced adventure

- Bolton News
4 Stars

Fun and adventure for the whole family

- The Reviews Hub

Delightfully playful

- Circles and Stalls

Captivates audiences of all ages

- I Love MCR

A fun, festive treat

- Mancunian Matters

Around the World in 80 Days stars Polly Lister as Lady Phileas Fogg, Emma Fenney as Lady Eliza Sullivan, Rob Jackson as Sir John Sullivan, Darren Kuppan as Khatri, Charlotte Linighan as Felicity Fanshaw and Kai Spellman as Passepartout. They will also play various ensemble roles. Completing the cast is Olivia Chandler as the company swing.

The creative team includes: Katie Scott (designer); Sam Sommerfield (musical director); Jennifer Kay (movement director); Jane Lalljee (lighting designer); Mark Melville (sound designer); Rebecca Applin (additional orchestrations and arrangements).

Get ready to go on a thrilling adventure around the world, travelling through fascinating and exotic lands, will they make it back to London in time for Christmas? Around the World in 80 Days promises to be the perfect festive treat for all the family.


Around the World in 80 Days is open now until Sat 6 January 2024.