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15 days until 80 Days

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

When it was first published in English in 1873, exactly 150 years ago, Around The World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne was an instant hit. Copies of that first edition, as seen here, now sell for several thousand pounds.

Already much admired for his previous work including Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Verne was widely hailed as the Father Of Science Fiction.

The adventures of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout caught the public’s imagination then and continue to do so today. There have been many adaptations over the years for film, television, radio and, of course, the stage including the lively and imaginative version by Laura Eason that we will be presenting at the end of this month.

Getting your tickets to see Around The World In 80 Days at Haslemere Hall on Friday 28 April at 7:30 pm or Saturday 29 April at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm couldn't be simpler. You can either call the Haslemere Hall Box Office on 01428 642161 or follow the link below

One thing to bear in mind. Mr Fogg’s wager was for £20,000, half his fortune, the other half just about covered his travelling expenses. Altogether, a useful sum in itself but actually worth the equivalent of nearly £6 million today. Fare you well Mr Fogg!

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