The Jungle Book at Williamson Park

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Jungle Book at Williamson Park
Image courtesy of Gabi Dawkins & Jess Turton.

The Jungle Book at The Dukes, Lancaster 22 July — 28 August 2022 Tickets from £15.00 — Book now

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.

The Jungle Book at Williamson Park
Image courtesy of Gabi Dawkins & Jess Turton.

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.

The Jungle Book at Williamson Park
Image courtesy of Gabi Dawkins & Jess Turton.

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.

Where to go near The Jungle Book at Williamson Park

Lancashire
Restaurant
The Herbarium

This plant-based cafe and bar serves delicious vegan breakfasts and coffees in the day, before transforming into a fantastic dinner venue in ‘Herb after Dark’.

The Grand Theatre in Lancaster
Lancaster
Theatre
The Grand Theatre, Lancaster

First opened in 1782, the theatre is now host to amateur drama, music and dance and professional touring companies. Tours of the historic building are available

Lancashire
Bar or Pub
The Stonewell Tap

The Stonewell Tap is a lively craft beer bar on Church Street, Lancaster, which boasts 16 craft beer taps and 4 real hand-pulled ale pumps.

Judge’s Lodgings, Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster
Museum
Judges’ Lodgings

The Judges’ Lodgings, is the oldest town house in Lancaster located between Church Street and Castle Hill, Lancaster. Until recently it was operating as a museum but is currently closed to the public and can only be viewed from the outside or as part of school groups.

Lancaster
Bar or Pub
Aquila Pizza

You can order online or over the phone to get your pizza fix. With regular deals on multiple pizzas and breads available for delivery and collection across Lancaster and Morecambe mid-week and weekends then keep your eyes on Aquila’s website and social channels.

Filbert's Baker artisan bread in Lancaster
Lancaster
Shop
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Filbert’s bakery is a family owned bakery that provides delicious fresh bread every morning along with breakfast goods, cakes and savouries.

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Lancaster
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The Music Room

The Music Room from Atkinsons Coffee Roasters is a cafe situated on a Grade II listed Georgian pavilion with sun trap outside seating.

Lancaster
Library
Lancaster Library

Sitting in the heart of Lancaster is the Lancaster Library. When not serving its usual function, this beautiful space is occasionally transformed into an unlikely gig venue.

Lancaster Castle Lancashire
Lancaster
Tourist Attraction
Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle’s origins date back almost 1,000 years. This Grade 1 Listed Building occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts.

Lancaster
Event venue
The Storey Creative Industries Centre

Multi-purpose venue comprising an auditorium and lecture theatre, gallery space, café bar, Visitor Information Centre, hireable meeting rooms and conference/events spaces and private offices.

Photo of a sign that says 'Keep This Gate Locked'
Tourist Attraction
A Wing

Formerly a debtor’s prison, Lancaster Castle is not only a tourist attraction in its own right, it also plays host to a most unusual pop-up club.

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