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

  • Wed 25 – Sun 29 Apr 2018 CANTERBURY
    Marlowe Theatre
    01227 787787BOOK NOW
  • Wed 2 – Sun 6 May 2018 SALFORD
    The Lowry
    0843 208 6000BOOK NOW
  • Tue 8 - Sat 12 May 2018 BLACKPOOL
    The Grand Theatre
    01253 290 190BOOK NOW



“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."

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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