The human world and the animal kingdom collide in this spectacular adventure of one boy's journey through the tropical Indian jungle. Interweaving live music with stunning puppetry and energetic physical performance, this celebration of Rudyard Kipling's enduring and iconic tale should not be missed this Christmas.
Lost in the jungle as a baby, Mowgli is taken in by mother-wolf and raised as her own but the jungle is no place for a man-cub and as Mowgli starts to become a man, the animals begin to doubt his acceptance of the Jungle Law. Buoyed by the distrust of Mowgli the fearsome Shere Khan resolves to track him down, for no man-child can ever truly live by the laws of the Jungle and for that reason he should not live at all. But Mowgli is watched over by a gracious panther and a heavy-weight bear who determine to protect him at all costs, be it from the breathtaking squeeze of a boa-constrictor, from the money loving dancing monkeys or the blood thirsty roar of the evil Shere Khan.
The Jungle Book is directed by Liam Steel, one of the UK's most exciting and imaginative physical performers and directors. His recent work includes the musical staging and choreography for the film version of LES MISéRABLES.
Embrace the sights, sounds and heat of the jungle for the perfect family escape this Christmas - just watch out for Tigers!
'True family entertainment' Whatsonstage
'The perfect Christmas show' Leeds List
The Jungle Book - Animal Antics
Pre-show workshops for families with children aged 7+
Go wild just before seeing the show and discover how the cast of The Jungle Book brought the jungle and all its fascinating creatures to life. With lots of 'animal acting' skills and drama fun you're sure to get into the jungle spirit!
Saturday 4 January 2014
12.30 - 1.15pm (before 2pm matinee performance)
£4 per person, please contact our Box Office team on 0113 213 7700 to book your place
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Here is Shobna's BROWN RICE BROCCOLI, BIRIYANI STYLE to go with 'MESSUA'S CHICKEN CURRY'
In a heavy-bottomed pan, roast a tsp of cumin seeds, add 3 or 4 black peppercorns, half a cinnamon stick (I prefer a cassia bark - it's slightly sweeter), 2 cloves, 4 mixed peppercorns and 2 cardamom pods. Take the cardamom out of the pod and add a fresh bay leaf. Sizzle a little sunflower oil into it, then fry a finely sliced small white onion until golden brown (this can be fried off until really dark). Add one whole broccoli head separated into florets and lightly fry (you can if you prefer add the broccoli later - see the end of the recipe). Add 3 small cups of washed brown short grain rice (I like the consistency of this, but you can use brown basmati or brown long grain) and stir quickly. Add 6 cups of cold water! - use the same cup that you measured the rice in so the quantity of water is exactly double the quantity of the rice. Bring to a quick boil. Add half a tsp of sea salt. Turn the heat right down and then seal with a close fitting lid until all the water is absorbed and serve! It takes about 30 to 35 mins if white rice is used; basmati will be ready in 20 mins.
The broccoli will be really mashed into it. I like it that way, but if you want the broccoli to beal dente, just add it 3 to 5 mins towards the end of the cooking of the rice. Or indeed you can throw in frozen florets just before the end of the cooking of the rice… the steam will cook it through and it will be very green and healthy!!!
Theatre Day: Into The Jungle
Enhance your group's experience of The Jungle Book through a practical drama workshop. Choose from the following dates:
Tue 10, Thu 12, Tue 17 & Thu 19
Thu 9 & Thu 16
Workshops 11.00 - 13.00
(matinee performance 14.00)
Suitable for - Key Stages 2 and 3
Cost - £19.50 + VAT per participant (including ticket to matinee performance)
Max - 30 participants
Please contact Rachel Marriner on 0113 213 7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book