Some of the Celeb FC team travelled to Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures on Thursday last week; a brand new Jules Verne “Around the world in 80 days” themed  interactive adventure “pantomime”…

Taking on the challenges were Celeb FC Manager & Big Brother Winner Jason Burrill, Teammates Matt Lapinskas (Eastenders, Dancing on Ice), Ashley Buckenham (Celebrity Ghost Hunt 5Star), Wayne Woodward (BGT) & from Team Lookalikes  were Mrs Brown & Simon Cowell – aka Steve Crowhurst & Andy Penfold. They were joined by Celeb FC Sponsor 2018 – Niki Taylor of The Event Squad & Celeb FC Founder Karin & her family.

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Although the adventure is set on the outskirts of town in an industrial area, once you travel through the doors – the transformation is absolutely astonishing. You are treated to a step back in time worthy of the original Jules Verne book.

We were greeted by actors, completely in character, wearing Victorian clothing & using “olde world”speech. It was magical. The group was split into 2 (there were too many of us to be in one group) & then we were then on our way!

Through the double doors & we all took a huge step back to the late 1800’s, landing on the platform of a French train station, complete with steam swirling around, where we boarded a train with the enigmatic Mr Fogg himself.

Aboard the train, Phileas Fogg explained the outline of the journey – to travel around the world, gathering artefacts & steering clear of the police. (In a much more eloquent way than I could explain it).

We were then set upon an amazing theatrical adventure around the world. One which took audience participation to a whole new level.

I don’t want to explain any more, as the thrill of the adventure needs to be experienced.

And once completed. there is a great Bar, ready for you to relax & reflect on the fun you’ve had, surrounded by the Actors, which I thought was a lovely touch.

Although our party were all adults, I think older children will love this &  We also all thought this would make a great place to hold an office party or have a themed team bonding afternoon – there are also areas where you can hold meetings etc, so great for businesses to bring something different to what they do with & for their staff.

Overall the evening was great fun & it was made even better as our wonderful teammate Wayne Woodward treated us all to a few impromptu songs as we were sat in the “Indoor Garden” area.


Karin – Celeb FC Founder 

Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures is open Fri, Sat and Sun at Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF

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