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Around the World in 80 Days

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Evening Performances: 8:00pm, Sunday Matinee Performances: 2:00pm, Wednesday Matinee Performance: 1:00pm

Join Phileas Fogg as he races from continent to continent after wagering an incredible sum of money that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Based on a novel written by Jules Verne in 1872, Around the World in 80 Days! explores Victorian era’s fascination with innovations that opened a world of possibilities to travelers and adventurers.

Directed by Shaw Festival veteran Sanjay Talwar, this family-friendly adaptation, showcases the human desire for adventure, and explores the fun and magic of theatre. The cast is made up of three actors who, in addition to main parts, play a vast range of characters from all over the globe. Blue Bridge favourite Trevor Hinton as Phileas Fogg will be joined by newcomers Tamara McCarthy as Passepartout and Pedro Siqueira as Fix of the Yard.

“We’re going to explore how to make the various characters different, but it really is kind of the same body, the same energy. And there’s something about expanding and shrinking the globe at the same time, just in terms of perspective, that I think is fun - and valuable, in terms of today’s world,” adds Talwar.

Alongside Talwar, with set design by Hans Saefkow, costume design by Yi Misty Buxton, lighting design by Rebekah Johnson and sound design by Carl Keys, this show’s creative team will use the magic of theatre to transport audiences around the globe.

“We’re going to focus on the transformational aspect of theatre. Wholly engaging your imagination is something that we do naturally as kids,” states Sanjay Talwar, the show’s Director. “But we sometimes forget that we can still engage with our imagination as adults. If we can do that within the structure of telling a more complicated story than you would tell, maybe, a six-year-old, then it’s super fun. Then, I think, generations of people can engage with each other while relating to the story, whether it’s grandparents and grandchildren or anyone in between.” Both streamed and in-person tickets are available online at or by calling 250-382-3370.


Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre was established in 2008 with a mandate to bring classic works to the stage in Victoria. Blue Bridge offers residents and visitors the opportunity to view world class productions of the great plays from the past while offering early career professional theatre artists the opportunity to work alongside some of Canada s most respected directors, designers and actors. Initially presenting at the McPherson Theatre, Blue Bridge moved to The Roxy Theatre in early 2013. More information is posted at


Directed by Sanyar Talwar

Set by Hans Saefkow

Costumes by Yi Misty Buxton

Lighting by Rebekah Johnson

Sound by Carl Keys


Trevor Hinton, Tamara McCarthy, and Pedro Siqueira

Cost: Adult: $25-47
Child: $10
Student: $15
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Location: Roxy Theatre - Victoria
2657 Quadra St, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Rose Cory
[email protected]
250- 382-3370
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