An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic, The Jungle Book, comes to life in this colourful new show brought to you by the team behind Goodnight Mister Tom and Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild.

Loved as a wild and fun tale of family, belonging and identity, this production is packed with memorable characters, new songs and brilliant storytelling.

Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a child raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle.

This unforgettable musical adventure is adapted by the Olivier award winning Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn), features live music on stage created by Joe Stilgoe and is directed by Max Webster (The Lorax, The Old Vic).

Suitable for 6+

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Tour Dates 2018

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Reviews

“Fresh, ambitious and inventive.”

“Jolly entertainment for families.”

★★★★
"Charming new production"

★★★★★
"The show is fantastic, a show of true friendship between species. The ending is heart-warming, and I must admit my eyes almost started to leak with happiness."

★★★★★
"Bright, bold and fun. Simply dazzling."

★★★★
“A family-friendly, visually impressive, toe-tapping, feel-good show with enough humour, emotion and talent to keep both you and the kids happy throughout the run time while also providing a subtle social commentary, and that’s exactly what it needs to be.”

★★★★
“Ready to enchant and educate”

★★★★
"If you're looking for a show to take all the family to, this really hits the spot."

“The Jungle Book is a wonderfully imagined sense of theatre, one that gets under the skin in true style and remains resolute in its purpose to educate as well as entertain.”

"Beguiling, thrilling and witty. Jessica Swale's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short stories had us all enraptured from the get go."

"Fresh and fun. Big show entertainment [that] scores as a good family night out."

"What a lovely, heart-warming family performance!"

"A fantastic production for young children of all ages."

"Definitely, do take the family to see this, they will love it! Go and book this now!"

"The show has also found a great balance of being both entertaining for children and adults alike."

"Modern themes and a diverse cast bring this production up to date with a positive message."

"The performance is an ideal mix of humour and drama while making sure to keep elements of Kipling's classic."

"Clever and captivating, The Children's Touring Partnership's unique adaptation is one not to miss."

"A performance filled with mischief, simple yet glamorous costumes and amodern undertone."

"Uplifting and heart-warming production."

"A magical tale that captivates the younger members of the audience."

"A wonderfully fun and frolicsome adaptation."

"Innovative set allied with a whirltastic choreography, standout performances and musical numbers that will have you dancing and singing in your seat!"

★★★★★
"Old and young will all be drawn into the magical jungle world unfurling on stage."

★★★★★
"A five star show."

★★★★★
"I loved this musical version of a well loved tale, I hummed and , laughed but above all I left with a huge smile as I'm sure did all the audience."

"This is a musical extravaganza not to be missed."

"This was a fantastic night of bright lights and music, humour and love."

"It was loud, bold, but also very funny, with lots of laugh aloud moments for the whole audience."

"This is a fantastic performance that the whole family should really enjoy."

★★★★★
"A breath of fresh air - the show is a marvel and sublime piece of theatre. A West End transfer must be considered!"

★★★★
"The whole production exuberated joy, and the cast created an atmosphere of playfulness and fun that was infectious to the whole audience, who all left the show with a smile on their face."

★★★★
"This vibrant, colourful adaptation was, on the whole, a celebration of diversity and culture, and fun for all the family."

Read the Jungle Book Review by Rosa

Cast & Creatives

  • Jessica Swale Writer
  • Joe Stilgoe Composer
  • Max Webster Director
  • Peter McKintosh Set & Costume Designer
  • Paul Herbert Orchestrator & Musical Supervisor
  • Lizzi Gee Choreographer
  • Charles Balfour Lighting Designer
  • Tom Marshall Sound Designer
  • Nick Barnes Puppetry Director and Designer
  • Kate Waters Fight Director
  • Neil Bull Associate Director
  • Anji Carroll Casting Director
  • Mary Charlton Costume Supervisor

Education Pack

Jungle Book 2018  UK Tour Education Pack

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