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Jungle Book - The Musical

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This Autumn, escape to the magical world of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book with Markus Weber and Michael Summ's acclaimed production of Jungle Book - The Musical.

Following a successful season in 2016, this popular family production returns to King Street Theatre for the Easter school holidays.

Based on the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling (rather than the 1967 animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions), this unique production sees the classic tale set to a fabulous soundtrack from Michael Summ of Acoustic Media in Germany. All the memorable characters are brought to life in this vibrant stage production, including Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and their arch nemesis Shere Khan.

Bring the whole family along and re-discover the fable of the abandoned "man cub", raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.

Jungle Book - 2016 Production: Brayden Sim as Mowgli and Mark Power as Baloo. Image by Thomas Adams

Does Mowgli survive in the jungle? Can Mowgli fight off the taunts of Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger who wants him out, while trying to escape the hypnotic powers of Kaa, the python? This is survivor Newtown style, with a little help from some unlikely friends. There is bubbly Baloo, the bear who teaches Mowgli lessons in life and Bagheera, the Black Panther who shares with him the wisdoms of the jungle world. But why does King Louie, the king of the monkeys want him? Will Mowgli be on the menu for all to feast on him in Jungle Book - The Musical?
Jungle Book - 2016 Production: Brayden Sim as Mowgli and Mandy Fung as Kaa. Image by Thomas Adams

The 2017 cast includes Alfie Salvato as Mowgli, Maria de Marco as Bagheera, Mark Power as Baloo, Mandy Fung as Kaa, Kyle Stephens as Colonel Hathi, Kodie Amos as King Louie and Martin Charles as Shere Khan.

This stunning production, featuring great costumes and set design is sure to delight audiences once again during the Easter school holidays.

Tickets for this strictly limited season are now on sale. Performances will run from 10th to 22nd April 2017, Monday to Friday at 10:30 am & 1 pm and Saturday at 1pm only (no performances on Good Friday (14th April) or Sundays).

Tickets are priced from $20 to $25 with a special discount rate for preschools and day and vacation groups of 10 or more at $15 each (carers receive free entry).

A family discount is also available at $70 for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.

The performance runs for approximately 75 minutes and is suitable for children aged 5 years or over. (Please note all children under 2 are free but must book a seat for the show).

Jungle Book - 2016 Production (left to right) Kodie Amos as King Louie, Maria de Marco as Bagheera, James Stevenson as Shere Khan, Brayden Sim as Mowgli and Mandy Fung as Kaa. Image by Thomas Adams

Book early to avoid disappointment; Please visit or call 0423 082 015 to reserve your tickets (online bookings incur no additional fees).

For more information on this upcoming production, please visit

"Markus Weber and Michael Summ's version of The Jungle Book is a beautifully-written musical derived from Rudyard Kipling's famed writings." Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See, April 2014

"Where did this beautiful adaptation of The Jungle Book come from? Full of great tunes, superb characterisation and laughs" David Spicer, Stage Whispers, April 2014

"This combined with a meet and greet in the foyer afterwards made it excellent school holiday entertainment." David Spicer, Stage Whispers, April 2014

"With great songs and a meaningful story, excellent production, acting, lighting and sound – the Jungle Book can appeal to both children and adults." Linda Moon, Weekend Notes, January 2016

"This is a fast-paced and very entertaining show for young and old alike." Lynn Belvedere, Sydney Arts Guide, January 2016

"The songs are catchy and memorable, and the characters larger than life… sure to entertain and delight." Alana Kaye, Talking Arts, Theatre Now, January 2016

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When: 10th - 22nd April 2017
Where: King Street Theatre, 644 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Cost: $20- $25
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