Following last year’s hit production of Grimm Tales, outdoor walkabout theatre returns to Williamson Park this summer. Promising an open air adventure of the highest order; the enchanting backdrop of Lancaster’s Williamson Park will provide a magical and leafy setting for The Jungle Book.
Step into the jungle for this fresh and fun adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic.
Step into the jungle for this fresh and fun adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic. Keep up with the action as you follow the drama through the park – moving from one wonderful jungle location to another. Packed with toe-tapping tunes, larger-than-life characters and wondrous costumes, let the captivating troupe of heroic wolves and cheeky monkeys lead you through all the twists and turns of this colourful story.
Adapted by writer Andrew Pollard, this new retelling features all of the well loved characters from the classic story: Mowgli, Baloo and the fearsome villains Shere Khan and Kaa. Diirected by Sarah Punshon, who also directed the acclaimed outdoor production of Grimm Tales last summer, the cast for The Jungle Book are: Pushpinder Chani as Bagheera, Lisa Howard as Shere Khan, Helen Longworth as Baloo, Purvi Parma as Akela and Jason Patel as Mowgli.
The enchanting backdrop of Lancaster’s Williamson Park will provide a magical and leafy setting for The Jungle Book.
We’re thrilled that The Dukes has teamed up with Williamson Park once again to bring another fantastic park show to audiences for summer 2022. The Dukes has been entertaining generations of families with their summer promenade shows since 1987, attracting a total of more than half a million people. This year’s production of The Jungle Book marks 35 years since the theatre’s first walkabout show and also closes The Dukes’ 50th birthday year of celebrations.