FOUR actors will take their audience on a whistle-stop tour of the planet at Leeds Playhouse.

Around the World in 80 Days is billed as an exhilarating Easter treat for the whole family as it visits four continents.

Robert Pickavance, Dan Parr, Joe Alessi and Darren Kuppan set out to provide a fun-filled, globetrotting adventure in the stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel.

The setting is the 19th century as the infamous Phileas Fogg embarks upon an extraordinary journey, causing mayhem along the way in a production packed with surprises, props, and fabulous laughs.

Director Alexander Ferris said: “I’m intensely excited about directing Toby Hulse’s irreverent version of this classic adventure story. For me, theatre is at its best when the audience is acknowledged and get to play and share in the story on stage.

“It’s part pastiche, part epic adventure and all a big fun game with the audience. Toby’s laid down the challenge to get the piece down to 80 minutes so I’m really looking forward to having my own time challenge to rival Phileas Fogg’s.

“We want everyone to join us on this ambitious and slightly crazy mission to tell this epic story that passes through over 10 different countries, meeting over 30 different characters.

“The play features daring rescues from the jaws of death, high speed chases, displays of cunning and classic British grit, and a fair share of costume changes with just our four actors and a handful of props.”

Around the World in 80 Days will be presented in Leeds Playhouse’s Pop-Up theatre on the site of the former West Yorkshire Playhouse from April 9-28.

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Following its run at Leeds Playhouse, the production will tour to eight community partner areas within the Leeds City Region.