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The Jungle Book – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Rudyard Kiping Adaptor: Jessica Swale Music: Joe Stilgoe Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Daryl Holden The Jungle Book is a tale that everyone experiences at some point in their younger years.  For most, it is through the Disney film of the same name, which is now arguably more well-known than the original Rudyard Kipling books. This is where The Children’s ...

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The Jungle Book – Richmond Theatre

Writer/lyrics: Jessica Swale Composer/lyrics: Joe Stilgoe Director: Max Webster Reviewer: David Guest A creative and lively new take on Kipling’s The Jungle Book ensures there’s more than a little animal magic conjured up at Richmond Theatre. Audiences familiar only with the Disney animated classic version won’t find even a smattering of bare necessities, but thanks to a contemporary king of ...

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The Jungle Book – The Lowry, Salford

Book:  Rudyard Kipling Composer and Sound Design: Filipe Gomes Adaptor and Director Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Matt Forrest When Rudyard Kipling penned The Jungle Book, never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that likes of Shere Khan and Mowgli could be transported to the mean streets of London. However, director Poppy Burton-Morgan and the Metta Theatre Company have done ...

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The Jungle Book – The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Written and devised by: Le Navet Bete and Mark Laville (inspired by the original by Rudyard Kipling) Director: Mark Laville Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s Jungle Bells and animal magic all the way to a fiery finish in The Barbican Theatre’s panto alternative. Le Navet Bete’s take on the much-loved Jungle Book is the theatre’s sixth Christmas co-production with the Devon ...

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The Jungle Book – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Writer: Monica Flory, based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling Director: Adam Sunderland Music: Sam Hodgson Reviewer: Rich Jevons Lawrence Batley Theatre Young People’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s epic tale is familiar by its many screen versions. At the LBT it begins atmospherically on stage with three kites entering to the sound of soft clarinet. They take their places on ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Adam Sunderland, director of The Jungle Book

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons chats to director Adam Sunderland about his work with young people and the new production of The Jungle Book at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. What was it like doing the Heinz tomato soup commercial as a child? It was a bit like with these we’re working with at the moment in Kirklees on The ...

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NEWS: A Spoonful of Sherman makes welcome return for just 9 performances

The Sherman family have been writing songs for three generations.Robert and Richard Sherman are the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood, composing more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team. From the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed the Birds in Mary Poppins to the unforgettable Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ...

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A Spoonful of Sherman – St James Theatre Studio, London

Reviewer: Tom Finch [rating:4] An evening of Sherman brothers songs performed by four lauded West End singers and hosted by a Sherman; it sounds like a delightful way to spend a couple of hours and that’s exactly what it is.Beginning with his grandfather’s work in the 1920s, Robert J Sherman tells the audience some of the stories behind the songs ...

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