THE JUNGLE BOOK
Music by BB Cooper,
Orchestrations by Andy Collyer
Book and lyrics by Toby Hulse,
Original Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling
Large and small mixed cast, one and two acts and concert version
Lost and alone in the jungle, how will the infant Mowgli survive in this terrifying but wonderful new world? And how will he escape the claws of the vengeful tiger, Shere Khan? Only the help and guidance of Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Akela the wolf can protect him from the mischievous monkeys, the powerful python Kaa, and ultimately from himself.
Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of the Indian jungle, animals, humans, friendship, love and the natural laws that bind us all together, are brilliantly brought to the stage in BB Cooper’s musical, written by Toby Hulse. A spell-binding, edge-of-your-seat adventure of song, dance, music and laughter that evokes the brilliance of Kipling’s original stories.
The original production toured four times, playing in around 100 theatres.
'Viscerally affecting, dynamic show'. Broadway World
'We had such fun with the show, the pace of the production, the music and the fab script really gripped our learners, it was brilliant to see them all get behind the text as a team. Our students all had to take on production and creative roles to realise the show and we are very proud of what they achieved. Our principle, members of our governors and external schools watched the shows and all thoroughly enjoyed the production. The ease of the click tracks, plus the songs with the vocals for reference made the rehearsal process run smoothly. I will be highly recommending Artfield to anyone that asks!' Vanessa Weightman, Isle of Wight College.
"Audiences thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful show. We were so proud that it was the NZ debut!" Maura Flower, Otamatea Repertory Theatre, Kaipara District, Northland, New Zealand.
"Our first night was an enormous success! Already during the intermission the audience was cheering, but when the show ended, there was extremely long whistling, loud applause, and a long, long standing ovation!!! This morning facebook has been filled with comments that this is the best show we have done. Our city mayor made a great speech after the show, on stage, where we had champagne with the whole ensemble. Everybody is filled with happiness!"
Timo Rissanen, Director, Imatra Theatre, Finland.