We are delighted to be creating a vivid new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's family classic for the Royal stage this Christmas. A wild and funny 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 heartwarming coming-of-age story about a boy 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.Performers Rachel Dawson (Kaa Grey), Lloyd Gorman (Shere Khan), TJ Holmes (Hiran), Avita Jay (Raksha), Keziah Joseph (Mowgli), Dyfrig Morris (Balloo), Deborah Oyelade (Bagheera), Tripti Tripuraneni (Akala), Ruri James (ensemble), Chipo Kureya (ensemble).
Producer Children's Touring Partnership. Producer Royal and Derngate. Adapted by Jessica Swale. Director Max Webster. Music Joe Stilgoe. Design Peter McKintosh. Costume Peter McKintosh. Music Paul Herbert (musical supervision/orchestration). Choreographer Lizzi Gee. Lighting Charles Balfour. Design Nick Barnes (puppets). Director Nick Barnes (puppets). Director Kate Waters (fight director). Sound Matt McKenzie.