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Bringing the best entertainment




"A rollicking piece of family theatre"  The Stage

Rural Touring favourites Oxfordshire Theatre Company team up with acclaimed producing venue Chipping Norton Theatre to provide top-notch, affordable theatrical entertainment.

The Play:
A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides!

This brand new production brings the sounds, the smells and even the tastes of a monumental circumnavigation to a village hall near you. The sheer spirit of theatrical imagination combines with the great age of industrial invention to produce a piece of theatre that will have you crying with laughter as you travel the world.

Perfect for adults, families and children over 7 years


*****Acted with tremendous verve, the sheer inventiveness employed in this highly entertaining production is mind-boggling” Giles Woodforde, Oxford Times


  **** An inventive romp... Something for everyone; though the characters may not yet have the ability to fly, this production certainly does.”
Andrew Blades, The Stage


 " ***** All three performers are tirelessly superb...The thrills and romance of travel are revived as Terry’s hilarious version of Around The World in 80 Days taps into a timeless spirit of adventure. It’s a pleasure to watch"
Matt Dicks, Cotswold Homes Magazine & Public Reviews


The Production:
With a production style that incorporates elements of The 39 Steps, classic farces, theatrical storytelling, Heath-Robinson inventiveness and the madcap silliness of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, the joy is watching three extraordinary performers deliver a huge cast of characters that span the globe. A quirky, ingenious set channels the spirit of Victorian invention to deliver the sounds, sights and even smells of world travel.

Directed by John Terry

Designed by Alex Marker

Composer Eamonn O’Dwyer


Performance Dates At The Theatre Chipping Norton:


(19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept at 7.45pm & 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th Sept at 2pm & 6pm)

Tickets: £14, £12 conc, under 16's and schools £8.50.  Perfect for adults, families and children 7+ years.

To see the main events page please click here (Tickets go onsale Monday 14th April, 10am)





19th - 28th Sept       The Theatre Chipping Norton        Box Office: 01608 642350

Website:      (19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept at 7.45pm & 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th Sept at 2pm & 6pm)

Wed 1st Oct, 7.30pm        The Capitol, Horsham        

Box Office: 01403 750220        Website:

Thu 2nd Oct, 7.30pm        The Dukes, Lancaster        

Box Office: 01524 598500        Website

Fri 3rd Oct, 7pm        The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick        

Box Office: TBC        Website:

Sat 4th Oct, 7.45pm        The Hafren, Wales        

Box Office: 01686 614555        Website:

Sun 5th Oct, 6pm        Lincoln Performing Arts Centre      

Box Office: 01522 837600        Website: 

Wed 8th Oct, 7pm        Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells        

Box Office: 01982 552555         Website:

Thu 9th Oct, 7.30pm      Little Milton Village Hall, OXON  (GNO)      

Box Office: 01844 279438        Website:

Fri 10th Oct, 7.45pm       Benson Parish Hall, OXON  (GNO)        

Box Office: Tickets can be purchased from the Village Shops        


Sat 11th Oct, 7.30pm        Bampton Village Hall, OXON  (GNO)        

Box Office: 01993 851 963 & shops in the village        Website:

Sun 12th Oct, 6pm        Cassington Village Hall, OXON        

Box Office: 01865 883512 & 07768450095 or      Website:

Wed 15th Oct, 7.30pm        Memo Arts Centre, BARRY        

Box Office:  014460738622        Website:

Thurs 16th Oct, 7.30pm        Blackwood Minors Insitute, Blackwood WALES        

Box Office:   01495 227206        Website:

Fri 17th Oct, 7.30pm        The Regal Tenbury Wells, WORCESTER        

Box Office:  01584 811442        Website:

Sat 18th Oct, 6pm        Cornerstone, DIDCOT        

Box Office:    01235 515144      Website:

Sun 19th Oct, 2.30pm       Hazlitt, MAIDSTONE

Box Office: 01622 756777        Website:

Tues 21st Oct, 7.30pm        The Marine Theatre, LYME REGIS

Box Office:  01297 442394        Website:

Wed 22nd Oct, 7.30pm        Manor Pavilion Theatre, SIDMOUTH 

Box Office:  01395  514413       Website:

Thu 23rd Oct, 7.30pm       The Pegasus, OXFORD

Box Office:  01865 812150        Website:

Fri 24th Oct, 7.30pm        Dorchester on Thames Village Hall (GNO)
Box Office:  01865 340759        Website:

Sat 25th Oct, 2.30pm       Festival Drayton  Centre, SHROPSHIRE

Box Office:  01630 654444        Website:

Sun 26th Oct, 3pm & 7pm       Theatre Royal, BURY ST EDMONDS

Box Office:  01284 769505        Website:

Tue 28th Oct & Wed 29th Oct,  7.45pm        The Castle, WELLINGBOROUGH

Box Office: 01933 220 022       Website:

Thu 30th Oct, 2pm & 7pm       Norden Farm Arts Centre, MAIDENHEAD

Box Office: 01628 788997        Website:

Fri 31st Oct, 8pm        Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, GUILDFORD

Box Office:  01483 440000        Website:

Sat 1st Nov, 3pm & 7.30pm        Mollington Village Hall, OXON (GNO)

Box Office: 01295 750671/ 01295 750230       Website:

Sun 2nd Nov, 3pm         The Neighbours Hall, Great Milton OXON  (GNO)

Box Office: 01844 279474       Website:

Tue 4th Nov, 7.30pm        Stratford Art House, STRATFORD UPON AVON

Box Office:  01789 207100        Website:

Thu 6th Nov, 7.30pm       Century Theatre Coalville, LEICESTERSHIRE

Box Office:  01530 278444         Website:

Fri 7th Nov          Wymeswold Memorial Hall, LEICESTERSHIRE

Box Office:   01509 881000          Website:

Sat 8th Nov, 7.30pm      Hoby & District Village Hall, LEICESTERSHIRE

Box Office: 01664 434120        Website:

Sun 9th Nov, 7.30pm        Great Limber Village Hall, LINCS

Box Office: 01469 569702        Website:

Wed 12th Nov, 6.30pm        Pierrepont Gamston School, NOTTS

Box Office: 01159 819292        Website:

Thu 13th Nov,        Queen Elizabeth's Grammer School, LINCS

Box Office: 01507 522465        Website:

 Fri 14th Nov, 7.30pm      Frampton Village Hall, LINCS

Box Office: 01205 722013        Website:

Sat 15th Nov,         Create Theatre Mansfield, NOTTS

Box Office: 01623 413363        Website:

Sun 16th Nov,         Thrumpton Village Hall, NOTTS

Box Office: 01159 830373       Website:

Tue 18th Nov, 7.30pm        Bonington Theatre, NOTTS

Box Office: 0115 956 0733        Website:

Wed 19th Nov, 7pm       Stretton-on-Fosse Village Hall, WARKS 

Box Office: TBC        Website:

Thu 20th Nov, 7.30pm        Great Longstone Village Hall, DERBYSHIRE 

Box Office:  TBC         Website: 

Fri 21st Nov, 7.30pm        Spring Bank Arts Centre, DERBYSHIRE

Box Office: TBC            Website:

Sat 22nd Nov, 8pm        Anslow Village Hall, STAFFS  

Box Office: TBC            Website:

Sun 23rd Nov, 3pm        Bubbenhall Entertainment Group, WARKS

Box Office: TBC            Website: