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The Jungle Book- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rudyard Kipling adapted by Jessica Swale Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Mowgli (Keziah Joseph) dreams of, or perhaps he remembers, an earlier part of his life when he lived in an actual rather than an urban jungle. When Mowgli’s father is killed by the tiger Shere Kahn (Lloyd Gorman) the wolves of the jungle and other animals rally ...

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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 – Birmingham Hippodrome

A dancer hangs in front of a red background

Choreographer: Kendra J Horsburgh Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: John Kennedy The company’s name – Metta, playing on meta-theatre – is teasing and naughtily succinct. Boldly going beyond – getting it out there – giving it up on to the streets. Break-dancing down the fourth-wall, reimagining it as a liberating, multi-media, graffiti splashed, canvas carnival of anthropomorphic animals let loose. And with gob-smack, ...

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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 Wish House – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Ashley Christmas in The Wish House

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adapter: Nobby Dimon Director: Vivienne Garnett Reviewer: Ron Simpson Despite the highly appreciative sell-out audience in the McCarthy at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, it would perhaps have brought out the true quality of North Country Theatre better to have seen The Wish House in a village hall. The Scarborough date came halfway through a remarkable tour of ...

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Just So Stories – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor/Director: Vicky Ireland Designer: Lucy Weller Reviewer: Ron Simpson The target audience for Just So Stories is six+, so Vicky Ireland is careful not to strain the concentration of the younger audience members. Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories from 1902, fanciful tales of how animals developed the form they now have, are 12 in number, but this ...

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Jungle Book – Northcott, Exeter

Original writer: Rudyard Kipling Adaptor and Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Choreographer: Kendra J. Horsburgh Reviewer: Lucy Corley   At last: a show for young teenagers that doesn’t talk down to them. Metta Theatre’s Jungle Book has appeal for all ages, but its refreshing mix of hip-hop, circus, rap and street dance seems sure to be a hit with the 9-14 age ...

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In the High and Far Off Times – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: Rudyard Kipling Director &Adaptor:Alistair Ganley Reviewer: Gareth Roberts   In the High and Far Off Times (subtitled Rudyard Kipling’s Animals) is the Cygnet Company’s adaptation of a number of Kipling’s stories. The first half is an adaptation of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, while the second features How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, The Beginnings of the Armadillos, How the Camel Got His ...

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