Review: The Jungle Book at The Lowry

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.

So what did i think of it?
The production is very cleverly done and the set was amazing.
The cast worked very well off of each other and throughout the show there was a feeling of children at play with various objects , The Designer did not attempt to create a lush setting for the jungle but in its place he rather artfully suggests an urban background with ladders hanging from the rafters and playground climbing frames in place of the standard trees and scenes.
This unforgettable 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) and i can say that the whole production is totally unforgettable and unmissable and the young audiences it was aimed at (while still being visually and artfully pleasing to the adults in the room) will be talking about it at home and school for months to come.
All in all its 100% taking a look at this re imagined classic while it is on tour

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