An irresistible reunion, deadly dockside danger and regrettable red tape mean Phileas Fogg faces failure while his companions ponder parting from each other.
Event Year: 2021
Racing through the Rockies, Fogg unwillingly lets a laconic lawman and his prisoner share the chartered stagecoach, unaware the captive’s cronies are in hot pursuit, leading to a violent showdown before sundown.
Pacific castaways, Passepartout attempts to atone for his treachery, and Abigail is apologetic, but Phileas remains stubborn as revelations and regrets drive wedges between them. The Reform Club hears the distressing news that Fogg and ‘Fix’ are lost at sea.
Passepartout’s knowledge of Hong Kong proves useful when Fogg’s finances are blocked. However, there is a high price to be paid. Abigail’s latest article could humiliate Phileas at a party in his honour.
In remote India, Fogg grumpily waits for a wedding to be over, but the groom is grabbed by the army. Passepartout is torn about potentially sabotaging the trip, while Miss Fix’s self-belief has been shaken.
Stuck on Yemen’s west coast, foolhardy Fogg decides on a dangerous desert crossing, leaving Abigail Fix in a place where even a fellow Englishwoman proves hostile.
Fogg’s self-respect is shattered by an arrogant widower’s ridicule, worrying Abigail and Passepartout even before a disaster strikes.
Inspired by a news story, Phileas Fogg is goaded into betting that he can circle the globe in just 80 days, despite never having been abroad before.
Hillerska hosts a spirited Parents’ Weekend but a bevy of surprises, disappointments and more occur for Wilhelm, August, Felice and Simon.