Around the World in 80 Days
19 - 29 July 2017
in the OPEN AIR at Hamptworth Lodge

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Around the World in 80 Days

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Hamptworth Lodge

Hamptworth Rd, Landford, SP5 2EA

Map and directions here


Tickets from £12



Book before 17 June and receive £2 OFF all adult tickets for all Tuesday - Thursday performances (except opening night)*

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366

(no booking fee for online bookings - booking fee applies to phone bookings)

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The Play

When the gentlemen at the Reform Club claim it is impossible to travel around the world in just 80 days, Phileas Fogg wagers £20,000 that it can be done. With his eager and loyal manservant, Passepartout, at his side Phileas Fogg sets off on an adventure that will see him encounter pompous officials, rescue a woman from human sacrifice and brave a bandit attack, all to prove his point.

Unbeknownst to Fogg, he is also being tailed by Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard who suspects him of being the master criminal who broke into the Bank of England. With Fix looking to thwart the journey and ever shorter deadlines, how can Fogg possibly complete his journey in only 80 days?

Come and join Fogg and Passepartout on an adventure full of thrills, laughs, danger and intrigue, which will take you to Bombay, Hong Kong, San Francisco and more...without even having to leave your seat!

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The Director
Paul Green

This is Paul’s first outdoor show directing for Maskers, although it is the fourth outdoor show he has directed. Previous outdoor shows include Blue Remembered Hills at Romsey Abbey and The 39 Steps at The Minack Theatre, Cornwall. The most recent shows he directed for Maskers were An Italian Straw Hat (with Hazel Burrows and Chris Baker) at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, and Di and Viv and Rose at the Maskers Studio Theatre. Paul’s background is in physical theatre and he has tried to introduce this into the show together with a sense of silliness and fun.



The Cast

Jonathan Barney Marmont (Phileas Fogg)
This is Jonathan’s sixth appearance with Maskers having been a member of other societies for a few years. Last summer, he played Professor Higgins in Pygmalion. Other recent roles include Boby in An Italian Straw Hat and Gregor Samsa in Metamorphosis for which he received the Best Actor Curtain Call Award for 2016. Jonathan enjoys playing such a wide variety of characters and performing in the open air. He is looking forward to riding in a hot air balloon.

Ruben Sanchez-Garcia (Passepartout)
Ruben joined Maskers in 2010 and has appeared at Hamptworth as a pirate in Treasure Island and as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other acting credits include Soldier in Chair and Peter in Zoo Story. He has also directed Butterfly Kiss at the Maskers Studio. Ruben is delighted to be trying out a French accent for this production in place of his native Spanish.

Suzanne Avery (Mrs Aouda)
After getting up to date with her inoculations and ensuring that there was still 6 months left on her passport, Suze has enjoyed getting stuck into Around The World In 80 Days.  It certainly makes a refreshing change from her last role for Maskers in which she could be seen wearing extravagant frilly neon-pink knickers and weeing into a tea urn.  Enjoy the refreshments.

James Norton (Inspector Fix)
James joined Maskers in 2007 for the outdoor production of Pride and Prejudice, and went on to take a leading role in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in 2008. Since joining he has also played a WWI soldier in Accrington Pals, a fumbling Mississippi lawyer in Crimes of the Heart, a swash buckling pirate in Treasure Island and the legendary Spitfire designer R.J. Mitchell among other roles. This is the fourth time James has performed on the Hamptworth stage, with the last being in Anne Boleyn (2013) playing George Villiers, the gay lover of King James I.


Adam Taussik (Mr Stuart / Colonel Stamp Proctor / Calcutta Policeman)
Since joining Maskers 14 years ago, Adam (a committed pacifist) has played a few soldiers and policemen (usually of the lower ranks), ending up as Colonel Pickering in last year’s Pygmalion - staying at this elevated rank seems logical enough. For this show, Adam will also be renewing the Victorian elegance of The Importance of Being Earnest and channelling the spirit of Baloo, the Indian bear, into the local police force. When not in the 19th Century, he has another life in Student Services at the University of Southampton.


David Jobson (Mr Flanagan / Street-Sweep / Enraged Man / Peninsular Conductor / Guard / Passenger / Mr Mudge)
David returns to Hamptworth after playing Buldeo in The Jungle Book. Following on appearances in the Chesil’s Three Musketeers and Robin Hood, he eagerly anticipates a summer of action-packed fun. He played Emile in An Italian Straw Hat in January. Having played two Frenchmen, an Indian and an peasant, finally he feels at home as a posh English bloke.

Joanna Iacovou (Enraged Person / Guard / Opium Smoker / Passenger / Train Porter)
Joanna has played many roles since joining Maskers over thirteen years ago; last year she was the Sarcastic Bystander in Pygmalion. Favourite roles have included Ruby Birtle in When We Are Married and Rita in Educating Rita. Jo branched out into directing with Our Town at Maskers Studio Theatre for which she won Best Director of a Drama in the Curtain Call Awards 2014.

Paul Baker (James / Mr Naidu / Opium Smoker / Bandit / Liverpool Policeman)
Paul made his debut for Maskers in 1996 in The Three Musketeers. He has been in every outdoor production since. This year he plays a number of parts. His main character is Mr Naidu an Indian businessman who was educated and lived in Wales for many years.

Marie McDade (Flower Seller / Passenger / Captain von Darius / Captain Speedy)
This will be Marie’s 4th outing on the Hamptworth stage – from Shakespearian fairy to Cockney Bystander via Kipling’s jungle panther, Bagheera, – and she is looking forward to tackling several more eccentric roles this year, including a bit of cross-dressing!

Jez Minns (Mr Ralph / Suez Consul / Bombay Consul / Hong Kong Consul / Batulcar / Bandit)
Jez has worked as an amateur and professional actor on stage, TV and film for the last 30 years. When he was young and good looking he played Jesus in The Master and Margarita and Sordido in Howard Barker's version of Women Beware Women. His last stage appearance was as a French policeman in An Italian Straw Hat, sporting another magnificent moustache!


Sue Dashper (Beggar Woman / Judge Obadiah / Passenger)
Sue has been a regular in the Hamptworth cast playing various maids, monkeys, fairies and now a new selection of characters. Sue was finally allowed to be a member of the gentry in An Italian Straw Hat this year. She was nominated for a Curtain Call Award 2016 for best supporting actress for her role as Mrs Samsa in Metamorphosis.

Hazel Slawson (Enraged Person / Clerk / Opium Smoker / Carnatic Purser / Passenger / Bandit / Sailor)
This is Hazel’s debut with Maskers and she has certainly been thrown in the deep end! Her range of parts means she is unlikely to stand still for ten days.

Molly McDade (Miss Singh / Passenger / Engineer)
When Molly left for university after playing Tabaqui, Shere Khan’s mangy, rabid jackal sidekick in The Jungle Book, we thought we had lost her – at least for a few years. However, she managed to return for a cameo appearance in Pygmalion and is back again this year with her pet elephant.

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The Crew
Production Manager :  Christine Baker
Assistant to the Director :  Meri Mackney
Stage Manager :  David Cowley
Assistant Stage Manager :  David Knox-Johnson
Set Design :  Zoe Harris, Paul Green, John Hamon
Lighting Design :  David Cowley & Clive Weeks
Sound Design :  Tom Foyle
Costume Design & Wardrobe :  Allegra Carlton & Meri Mackney
Properties :  Adam Taussik
Lighting Operator :  Paul Duell
Sound Operator :  Tom Foyle
Set Construction :  John Hamon, Ken Hann, Graham Buchannan, Pete Hill, David Knox-Johnson, Paul Green
FOH Manager :  Meri Mackney
Parking Manager :  Brian Stansbridge
Technical Installation Manager :  Jamie McCarthy
Stage Crew :  tba
For The Company
Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy; Marketing Director:- Ruth Kibble; Marketing Team:- Sarah Russell, Angela Stansbridge, James Norton, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney; Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker; Front of House Display:- Meri Mackney; Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker; Photography:- Clive Weeks; Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney
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Ticket Prices and Details


Thought you had missed it because of the election?

Don't panic! We have extended our EARLY BIRD OFFER by one week only!




Wednesday 19 July 7.30pm: All Tickets £12 (no concessions)

Thursday 20 - Saturday 22 July 7.30pm: £15

Sunday 23 July Matinée 3.00pm: £15

No Performance on Monday 24 July

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 29 July 7.30pm: £15

Children: £12 (ages 12 and under)

Family Ticket: £45 (2 adults & 2 children age 12 and under)

10% discount off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more

*Hurry - Early Bird offer applies to full price tickets purchased by 10 June for Tuesday-Thursday performances only. Does not include opening night (Webnesday 19 July).


Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366

(no booking fee for online bookings - booking fee applies to phone bookings)



Patrons are welcome to picnic in the beautiful gardens of Hamptworth Lodge from 6.00pm (1.30pm on Sunday 23 July). You are advised to bring low back chairs, rugs etc., as NO SEATING IS PROVIDED. We suggest you also bring jumpers or coats, as it can get cold even on the warmest of evenings.

Any decision to cancel a performance due to bad weather will not be taken until the performance start time; patrons may then be offered a ticket for another night. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

Hamptworth Lodge is a private home not generally open to the public and there is no public access prior to the performance dates. Ample free parking and toilet facilities will be provided with provision for disabled patrons. There is a short walk of approx. 100 metres to the performance area. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy. No unaccompanied children under 16. No dogs (except guide dogs). Note: We are not licensed to sell alcohol on site, but patrons are welcome to bring their own.



(available after the run)


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