The Jungle Book


ISBN: 9781854599681
Author: By Rudyard Kipling Adapted by Stuart Paterson
Publication Date: 11/01/2007
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
Availability: Available


Rudyard Kipling’s classic jungle tales, in an acclaimed stage adaptation by Stuart Paterson, ‘a master of children’s theatre’ (Scotsman).

Saved from the jaws of Shere Khan the tiger, Mowgli must learn the Laws of the Jungle from Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther to survive. A brave little man cub grows into a confident and care-free young boy, but danger is never far away and Shere Khan is hungry for revenge. As Mowgli faces each peril and pitfall, he must decide whether he belongs in the world of men or with the animal kingdom.

Stuart Paterson reimagines Kipling’s much-loved stories for a new generation in a vibrant, colourful family adventure that’s full of surprises.

This adaptation was first staged by Birmingham Stage Company in 2004.

‘This exhilarating production ticks all the boxes for families looking for an uplifting treat’
Time Out

‘A top-class production, a tropical cocktail of intense and comical moments, shaken and stirred with heart-stopping dangers and surprises’
Daily Telegraph

‘Up against Disney, you have your work cut out to produce a show that’s entertaining, fast-moving and fun in comparison. The Birmingham Stage Company does exactly that… It’s fun, it’s poignant and it’s entertainment at its very best’
Darlington News

‘Paterson has mastered the art of injecting new zest and colour into classic children’s stories’
The Times

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