Audience members at this term’s Lower School production of Around the World in 80 Days were transported to a bygone world of genteel adventure and heroism in this term’s Lower School Production of Jules Verne’s famous novel.
Packed with perilous ocean crossings, elephant rides, transcontinental rail travel, Sioux warriors, herds of bison, romance, intrigue and crime, the play used wonderful sets, costumes and spirited performance to bring this Victorian epic vividly to life.
Director Mr Pelling professes himself to be quite amazed by the way in which the girls have managed to pull off the remarkable feat of putting this production together in just twenty-three hours of rehearsals. But perhaps it is apt that the girls have shown such resourcefulness and determination, given that Around the World in 80 Days is the story of a phenomenal feat made possible by indomitable bravery, ambition and friendship. Perhaps, therefore, the most enduring legacy of this production, beyond the happy memories of audience members, will be the friendships forged between the players and crew and the plans for future journeys, both dramatic and otherwise.