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Based on Jules Verne’s acclaimed novel Blackpool Grand Productions presents Around The World in 80s Days written and directed by Ian McFarlane.

Join Phil Fogg, the most fabulous man on the London party scene. He seems to have it all until he’s cut off from his family’s fortune and attempts to regain his wealth with a bet to travel around the world in just eighty days! Of course, a sprinkling of music, fun and the power of love might prove money never made him happy…

Four Stars Around The World in 80s Days Quays Life

Four Stars Around The World in 80s Days The Theatre Twittic

Four Stars Around The World in 80s Days British Theatre Guide

Four Stars Around The World in 80s Days Blackpool Gazette


Boats, Trains and Hot Air Balloons are needed in a thrilling musically packed and hilarious race against time. Outwitting dastardly villains, escaping perilous locales and finding himself in some rather precarious situations in this high-octane comedy entertainment– all mixed of course with some of the greatest anthems from the 1980s era!

Be prepared for lot’s of audience participation with songs including the B52s Loveshack, Kylie’s Locomotion, Spandau Ballet’s Gold and many more…it’s non-stop hit after hit!

The 80’s has been named by nations favourite decade, marginally ahead of the ’60s – big shoulder pads and even bigger hair collides with one of greatest adapted tales of all time, in this brand-new action and comedy packed show that will keep an audience of all ages captivated.

Around The World In 80s Days cast includes; Andrew Bentley (Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and the recent film Kindred Spirits) as Phil Fogg, Oliver Mawdsley (Miss Nightingale, Astley’s Astounding Adventures) as Passepartout, Daniel Kane as Professor Gold (Spamalot), Justina Kehinde as the mysterious African-American archaeologist, who wins Fogg’s heart, plus Blackpool’s very own Christina Meehan (Fat Friends, Mama Mia and Little Shop of Horrors) and Laurie Denman (Fiddler On The Roof)

Get yourself in the mood with our fabulous Around The World in 80s Days Playlist.


(”Gold” written by Gary Kemp and published by Reformation Publishing Co Ltd).

125 Special Event

  • Preview Performances
  • £10 (Wed 31 Jul to Sat 3 Aug)
  • Evenings
  • £19 to £26
  • Matinees
  • £21
  • Concessions
  • £3 Off Excl. Preview Performances
  • Under 18s
  • £12.50 Excl. Preview Performances
  • Friends of The Grand
  • £5 Off Excl. Preview Performances
  • Groups 10+
  • £5 Off Excl. Preview Performances
  • What the critics say


    In all its 125-year history, Blackpool Grand has never, ever seen a performance like this!

    A JOY to watch!

    Don's Miss It!

    Will have you bopping in your seats and smiling from cheek to cheek1

    'A RARE GEM of a show!'

    Sometimes you've got to bet the house, and in their special birthday year the venue has COME UP TRUMPS!

    A Flyaway Success!

    A HILARIOUS script making it PERFECT FOR ALL AGES! Don't miss it!

    Slick, VERY FUNNY, Continuously inventive!

    Lots of funny moments during this fun and entertaining Blackpool Summer show

    Over-spilling with funny moments!

    The Audience LAP IT UP!

    Everything you want on a night at the theatre.

    5 STARS from me, it’s like being inside someone’s head who’s absolutely batty but you enjoy it there - if you get the chance to go you must it’s ace - in fact it’s 'GOLD'!

    You should definitely go see this gem of a show, the cast of 6 are such talented all round artists!

    I cannot tell you how good this show is you have to go yourself to experience the atmosphere generated in this musical comedy!