New Images Showcase the “Around the World in 80 Days” Performance

13 July 2023

The Dukes award-winning outdoor walkabout theatre returns to Lancaster’s Williamson Park this summer, with an epic whirlwind adventure, Around The World In 80 Days. 

The cast and creatives behind this year’s park show have been creating some eye-catching promotional shots for the show. Featuring the detailed costumes and the amazing scenery of the park, the actors have fully submerged themselves to bring the show to life through the images created. 

This show is one of the biggest outdoor park shows that the Dukes have undertaken, with over 44 costumes, 32 hats, 12 pairs of shoes, 2 wigs and 4 moustaches, to support 6 actors playing over 32 different characters! This is a laugh-out-loud family adventure not to be missed! 

Following on from last year’s sold out performances of The Jungle Book, The Dukes will delight audiences once again with an epic whirlwind adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, from 21st July – 27th August. Tickets are selling fast and the Dukes are advising people to book in advance to avoid missing out. 

Audiences will be invited to follow Phileas Fogg, as he races against the clock by trains, boats, elephants and balloons to travel around the world in 80 days in this epic whirlwind adventure for the whole family. 

Adapted by writer Andrew Pollard (writer of last year’s sell out show, The Jungle Book), you can expect an adventure of a lifetime that introduces us to all the sights, sounds, smells, food and cultures of the people around the world.

If you’ve not attended a park show before, it’s a unique experience, where the audience travel around the beautiful Williamson Park in Lancaster, moving to different locations to watch each scene unfold. Many audience members arrive early to enjoy picnics overlooking the stunning Morecambe bay, it’s a wonderful family friendly event. 

Around the World in 80 Days will be directed by Sarah Punshon, who also directed The Dukes’ last outdoor production of The Jungle Book in 2022.

The Dukes Director, Karen O’Neill said on the announcement:

“This year our Play in the Park will be travelling the globe with ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The Dukes will be transporting audiences around the world in Williamson Park from July to the end of August, with an amazing creative and technical team and electrifying cast all working together to make this incredible show happen. We are so pleased to be back in the Park working with the team there and Lancaster City Council on this annual family highlight! This is a journey not to be missed so grab your tickets and join us on a marvellous adventure.”

The Dukes has been entertaining generations of families with their summer promenade shows since 1987, attracting a total of more than a half a million people. In 2016, its outdoor version of The Hobbit won the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. 

Around the World in 80 Days runs on Tuesdays – Sundays from July 21 – August 27 at 7.15pm. Tickets must be booked in advance. Group bookings negotiable, please contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or [email protected]

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