Around the World in 80 Days, Scoop, London

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Shameful confession time: despite this being the ninth year of free theatre at the Scoop amphitheatre next to London’s City Hall, and despite my having worked no more than five minutes’ walk away for nearly as long, Friday was my first attendance at Steam Industry Free Theatre’s programme of events.

The title of the company’s 2011 season is Dangerous Journeys. Later in the evening, Bertold Brecht’s The Mother would undertake a personal, political and metaphorical journey. However, the evening kicks off with the repertory company taking a more literal approach, with Jules Verne’s eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg (Eugene Washington) circumnavigating the globe in order to win a bet.

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Around the World in 80 Days, Scoop, London3Scott Matthewman2013-06-03 18:04:59Shameful confession time: despite this being the ninth year of free theatre at the Scoop amphitheatre next to London’s City Hall, and despite my havin…