For spring 2022 Oldham Coliseum will bring their previously postponed musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s famous story, The Jungle Book to the stage. And we couldn’t be more pleased that the family show will resume its run just in time for Easter.
The Coliseum’s eagerly anticipated production of The Jungle Book was in rehearsal when the theatre had to shut its doors due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’re thrilled that the theatre is looking forward to welcoming audiences back in 2021.
The classic coming of age story will be packed with super sing-a-long songs, humour and storytelling.
Exploring the universal themes of family, identity and belonging, The Jungle Book will be performed by a hugely talented cast of seven and will be set in an ‘urban jungle’ playground. Directed by Sarah Punshon (former Artistic Director of The Dukes, Lancaster), the classic coming of age story will be packed with super sing-a-long songs, humour and storytelling.
Join Mowgli, his wolf pack and his friends Baloo and Bagheera on this thrilling musical adventure.
Kipling’s classic book tells the story of Mowgli, a child who is raised by a pack of wolves in the jungle. When Shere Khan, a powerful tiger, vows to kill the young boy, his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther take Mowgli to the man village for his safety.
Will Mowgli outwit the cruel and powerful Shere Khan? Join the charming man-cub, his wolf pack and his friends Baloo and Bagheera on this thrilling musical adventure.
Aside from the Coliseum’s annual family festive show, The Jungle Book will be the first family show that the theatre has produced for almost 20 years. And Oldham’s annual traditional pantomime is one of the best in the North, so we’ve got high hopes for this stage-musical by the Olivier award-winning writer, Jessica Swale.