The Jungle Book at The Lowry

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Metta Theatre

Jungle Book at The Lowry, Salford, 29 August–2 September 2017, from £20.50 - Book now

Multi-award winning Metta Theatre are renowned for their rich and startling visual storytelling from a multicultural perspective so there’s every reason to be excited about this new production aimed at aged 8 plus which transports Kipling’s tale to the urban jungle of contemporary Britain.

Meet a female Mowgli, a beat-boxing bin man Baloo, graffiti artist Bagheera, skateboarding wolves and street-dancing monkeys. Mowgli’s search for identity is heightened by spectacular circus and physical theatre, with choreography by Kendra J Horsburgh (BirdGang Dance Company, Into The Hoods).

Far from the pre-school Disney version, both Kipling’s original and Metta’s progressive re-imagining of the Jungle book tale is most definitely relevant to the 8 plus “tween” and above (adults included) audience as the vulnerable and isolated protagonist searches for identity and a way to belong.

Written and directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan and garnering rave reviews while on tour, expect to have your heart warmed and your breath taken away by this extraordinary physical performance.

Jungle Book at The Lowry, Salford

29 August–2 September 2017
From £20.50