This original and elaborate stage version of the classic children’s novel, The Jungle Book is a thrilling, theatrical feast for young and old. Ten actors are joined by a team of fifteen talented children and several magnificent, life-size puppets. Together they bring the fascinating stories of the jungle boy, Mowgli to vivid life on a revolving jungle set, covered with lush vines and exotic flowers, all deeply inspired by Kipling’s evocation of all the mystery and wild beauty of 19th Century India.
Durban Theatre Awards 2007
Best Actor – Children’s Theatre
“It’s been said before and I’ll say it again – Durban should thank its lucky stars daily for being blessed with such stellar talent as Greg King, Steven Stead and their fabulous KickstArt theatre company, without whom the local theatre scene would be a very, very much poorer place. The Jungle Book is perfect holiday entertainment for the family, a lively, colourful, production with original music, and adapted and directed by Stead. King has again done himself proud… a tangled weave of palms, vines, flowers, and foliage built over, alongside and over a large revolving stage complete with Pride Rock-like outcrop… kudos to lighting designer, Farley Whitfield and musical director, Evan Roberts.”Billy Suter, The Mercury
“With the ever-deft hand of Stead at the helm, and King’s fabulous revolving fluorescent set, beautifully lit by Farley Whitfield, the tale of Mowgli is vividly told with flair and, in places, a bit of panto-like style… a fun-filled telling of the familiar tale with class, style, visual laughs and a jazzed up jungle of amusing, and at times, riotous animals.”Sally Scott, The Daily News