Around the World in 80 Days

Photo: Jennifer Cockerham

Around the World in 80 Days, designed by Misha Kachman, directed by Nick Olcott.  The set had to be flexible to accommodate the multiple change in location, as they traveled the world.

Photo: Jennifer Cockerham

The circular planked section of the deck was a turntable that would rotate around the main raised deck in the center, bringing on props and furniture or providing a moving platform for the actors to walk across.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

The center post was climbable, and was used as a tree in some scenes and a smokestack (with fog coming out of the top) in others.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

The center wheel was also climbable, acting as an elephant for the travels across India.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

Several different sails were raised on the main mast, and tied off also to the wheel’s arrow.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

This burlap sail was raised as the sledge across the prairie.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

The portrait of Queen Victoria opened as a hidden door.

Photo: Danisha Crosby

The walls were covered with indistinguishable maps, which were custom-designed and printed.  They were applied to all of the walls and the facing of the main center platform as wallpaper.

Photo: Jennifer Cockerham

This shows some of the detailing of the gears on the set.  These were cut with a CNC router in layers and laminated together.