All bets are on as Phileas comes to Cambridge
- Credit: Christa Holka, 2014
As bets go, the wager made by Phileas Fogg has got to be up there with the most audacious of all time.
His claim that he could circumnavigate the world in 80 days was met with a “Go on then” by his Victorian doubters.
So confident were they of his failure that their flutter totalled thousands of pounds.
Previously a film and cartoon series, the story of Jules Verne’s literary legend, written in 1873, has now been adapted for the stage and is coming to Cambridge Junction this month.
As in the book, Fogg, who takes with him just a pocket watch and a bag full of money, is followed every step of the way by his French servant Jean Passepartout.
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But for this stage version, expect clowning, live music, storytelling and a cast assembled from all around the globe.
The transport options are numerous and the scrapes are non-stop.
- 1 Numerous Huntingdon High Street shops shut due to flooding
- 2 Man who burgled his own father’s home is sentenced
- 3 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 4 Seven men jailed for stealing bikes worth £70k
- 5 Father-of-five murdered due to 'drug deal dispute gone wrong'
- 6 Man to appear in court after smashing police car window with sledgehammer
- 7 Axe seized and two people charged for drink driving in St Ives
- 8 Diners at St Ives pub help raise £8k for hospitality charity
- 9 'Trolley waits' hit high for trust that oversees Hinchingbrooke Hospital
- 10 Man in court over special constable assault and theft of alcohol
It’s billed as a high-speed, mad-cap, transcontinental race against the clock to make it back to Blighty in time for Christmas.
For an entertaining trailer for the globetrotting production, visit the venue’s website. INFORMATION: At various times until January 4. Tickets cost £14 with £10 concessions and £40 for a group of four (maximum two adults). To book, call the box office on 01223 511511 or visit www.junction.co.uk.