Jungle Book reimagined


We are thrilled to announce Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined, a new creation based on the original story by Rudyard Kipling and an original score. With a new sense of urgency, Akram has reinterpreted this lovingly known story from another perspective, through the lens of today’s children – those who will inherit our world and become our future storytellers.

Embedded in the roots of Jungle Book is the deep threat that mankind poses towards nature. Akram and his team have reimagined the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change. They tell the story of how this child will help us to listen again, not to our voices but to the voices of the natural world that we, the modern world, try to silence. Jungle Book reimagined speaks to all generations as a step to remind, to relearn, to reimagine a new world together.

A stellar creative team has worked on this reimagining of Jungle Book, with a script written by Tariq Jordan, dramaturgy by Sharon Clark, to an original score by Jocelyn Pook. Bringing together lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Miriam Buether, video design and animation by YeastCulture, and the insight of film director Andy Serkis, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

- Quaternaire represents the Akram Khan Company in France and French overseas territories, Eastern European Countries, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and French-speaking Belgium.


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Director/Choreographer Akram Khan

Creative Associate/Coach Mavin Khoo
Writer Tariq Jordan
Dramaturgical Advisor Sharon Clark
Composer Jocelyn Pook
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Visual Stage Designer Miriam Buether
Art Direction and Director of Animation Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
Producer/Director of Video Design Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
Rotoscope Artist/Animator Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin

Advisors/Consultants Andy Serkis & John Cassey
Rehearsal director Nicky Henshall

Dancers Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Luke Watson

Technical Manager Tina Fagan
Production Manager Rich Fagan
Project Manager Mashitah Omar
Executive Producer Farooq Chaudhry
Executive Director Isabel Tamen

Co-produced by Curve Leicester, and Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Maison de la Danse – Lyon, National Arts Centre – Canada, New Vision Arts Festival – Hong Kong, Orsolina28, Pfalzbau Bühnen – Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, Romaeuropa Festival, Sadler’s Wells London, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatros del Canal – Madrid, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation and Genesis Foundation

Supported by Arts Council England

Special thanks to Sue Buckmaster, The Coronet Theatre and University of Roehampton