Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to announce the cast for it’s forthcoming reopening production of Toby Hulse’s version of Jules Verne’s classic adventure story Around the World in Eighty Days.
This high speed, physical comedy, with a cast of three actors playing a total of 20 characters will be directed by Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director, Owen Calvert-Lyons.
Phileas Fogg, the suave, distinguished, never flustered, iconic character will be played by OLIVER STONEY.
Oliver trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre credits include: The Bodyguard (International Tour); George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (UK tour); Speed-the-Plow (Playhouse); The Sunshine Boys (Savoy), Rain Man (UK tour), Holding the Man (Trafalgar Studios), Legally Blonde and South Pacific (Kilworth).
Television includes Call the Midwife.
Oliver is thrilled to be returning to Bury St Edmunds and to be involved with this first production back after our enforced hibernation, “I am excited to be involved in such a wonderful adaptation of this well-loved tale. This is the perfect choice to welcome audiences back to the theatre – an opportunity to enjoy the exploits of Phileas and Passepartout and look forward to our own adventures in the near future.”
Fogg’s indefatigable side-kick and the comic heart of the play, Passepartout, is to be brought to life by RODDY PETERS.
Roddy trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary.
Theatre credits include: North By Northwest (Bath, Toronto and Australia tour), Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (Southbank Centre), Sleepyhead (Little Angel Theatre), The Game’s Afoot and Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfant Terribles),The BFG (Bolton Octagon), Bath Time (Oxford Playhouse), Minotaur and The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep),Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse), Richard II (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men).
Other credits include The Archers (BBC Radio 4), the feature film Eight Minutes Idle (BBC Films) and various audio books for the RNIB.
Roddy was Associate Director on Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (Pleasance Edinburgh and UK tour2019) and Assistant Director on Alice’s Adventures Underground (Vaults London 2017 and Shanghai 2018).
Roddy is delighted to be joining the cast of Around the World in Eighty Days: “I can think of no more joyous way to bring back live performance than in such a stunning playhouse, with Toby’s high-octane script and Owen’s playful direction. It’s such an honour- we’re going to have a riot.”
Fix of the Yard, Fogg’s nemesis, a master detective and a master of disguise will be reprised by NAVEED KHAN.
Naveed trained at The Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre credits include: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Birmingham EP), Tamburlaine & Tartuffe (RSC), Paradise of the Assassins (Tara Arts), Darknet (Southwark Playhouse) Pitcairn (Shakespeare’s Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre & Out of Joint), Flood – To The Sea & Flood – Abundance (Slung Low and BBC), The Trial (Watford Palace Theatre), Pioneer & After the Rainfall (Curious Directive) and The Tagore Project (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
TV credits include: Living in Fear (Sky), Humans & Electric Dreams (Channel 4), Hold the Sunset (BBC), Josh (BBC3), Birds of a Feather (ITV), River (BBC) and The Catherine Tate Show (BBC).
Film credits include – ‘Captain Mahmoud’ in Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile 2021 (20th Century Studios), What’s Love Got to do With it? (Instinct), Body of Water (BFI & BBC Films), Survivor (Millennium Films), Second Coming (BFI/Film 4).
Naveed is thrilled to be joining the cast of Around The World in Eighty Days and wishes everyone a safe return to theatre.
Around the World in Eighty Days Sponsored by Chassis Cab