Around the World in 80 Days

Adapted by Jenny Wake from the book by Jules Verne  

It’s the 1870s and a new age is dawning as steam engines and telegraphic communications connect far-flung lands across the world. But when rich Englishman Phileas Fogg bets it is now possible to journey right around the world within 80 days, few believe it’s a race he can win. 

With his entire fortune at stake, Phileas and his clever servant Jeanne Passpartout embark on an epic journey. Travelling by train, boat, sled and elephant, they experience the sights, sounds and cultures of France, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Japan and the USA. A storm at sea and the daring rescue of an Indian princess put barely a dent in their full-steam-ahead schedule.

But the long arm of the law threatens to derail their plans. Phileas Fogg fits the description of a notorious bank robber and detectives Fuddle and Fix give chase, determined to stop him getting away.

Will Phileas Fogg’s wads of cash and Jeanne Passpartout’s quick wits and hidden talents be enough to help them elude capture? And will their London homecoming be to the warm glow of celebrity or to a cold, lonely prison cell?


1 hour 20 minutes (approx)


Roles for 180 to 450 children

Age Range

Script and costumes best suited to ages 5-13




Jenny Wake & TBC 


Jenny Wake , Khay Ooi & TBC

Calico’s standard resource package for Around the World in 80 Days includes the script, performing rights, costumes, scenery, props and pre-recorded music.

$2,500 (incl. GST)

A steam train
The head of an elephant costume

In development:

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A pile of colourful fabrics for costumes
A boat icon
Palm trees icon
Train engine icon
An elephant icon
A dragon dance icon
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