AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Music: Julien Salvia
Lyrics and Book: Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal

Adapted from Jules Verne’s novel

 

The Story

London, 1889,

Phileas Fogg is a secret and phlegmatic gentleman who lives his life with a mathematical precision. He believes in science and progress and spends most of his time at the Reform Club where the other gentlemen are more traditionalist than him.

One day, Fogg publishes an article saying it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. Sir Thomas Flanagan, who has been his rival for years, and with whom Fogg fights for becoming the next head of the Reform Club, defies him to accomplish this journey. The winner will get the position. Fogg agrees and leaves London with his new French butler, Jean Passepartout.

 

The journey of Fogg will be full of obstacles. Flanagan will send Inspector Fix to chase him and try to stop him, pretending Fogg is the thief of the Bank of England. Fogg will also also meet Princess Aouda, that he and Passepartout will save from a ritual sacrifice in India.

From Paris to San Francisco, passing by Suez, Calcutta and Hong Kong, Fogg, Passepartout and Miss Aouda will live an unbelievable adventure that will change their life.

Significant Productions

2020: Paris, Théâtre Mogador (1600 seats)
2019-2020: French Tour (Previews)

Awards

2020 : Nominated for the 2020 Molière Award for “Best Family Show”, Paris. Ceremony on June 23rd, 2020.

Reviews

"Splendid. […] A successful wager. […] A modernized classic!" M6
"A perfect model of its type, we have fun, we laugh, don't miss it! " LE FIGARO MAGAZINE
"A heart-stopper. […] A particularly funny book.  […] A treat for eyes and ears." RTL
"A really successful  musical, funny and modern." L’EXPRESS
“A challenge taken top with panache by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal and Julien Salvia. […] Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal and Julien Salvia  have started to consolidate their know-how in performing arts." FIGARO
"A challenge met with flying colors! A total success." EUROPE 1
"A musical joy made in France." - I24 NEWS
"Already one of the major events of the season." - BROADWAYWORLD
"The duo Vidal-Salvia succeeds again in delivering a musical adventure full of life  […]  Musically, it's intelligent  […]  and there's a good helping of humor  […] Magic works for everyone." - LE MONDE DU CINE
"A big heart-stopper. Nicely done! Simply impressive! 2 hours of pure joy." TOÏ TOÏ TOÏ
"You don't change a winning team.” MUSICAL AVENUE
"A delicious journey. Off we go for an extraordinary adventure. An colorful and thrilling performance and a revisited version with modernity." LE PARISIEN

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