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The Jungle Book: A timeless story for all ages

After having a successful season in 2017, ‘Nautanki Theatre’ is back with ‘The Jungle Book’ play at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

Jungle book” is an example of how multicultural society works and how hard it is to find your identity in this world. Nature is cruel and only animal instinct can help creatures to survive and this instinct helps to adapt to the new environment.

This play honours the book by Rudyard Kipling which has enchanted families for generations, whilst asking the question ‘who is your true family?’ A contemporary take on Kipling’s story woven with stunning music and storytelling.

Team comprising of 17 actors on stage, 4 crew and 3 supporting team members have been rehearsing for days to putforth their best performance in front of the audience.

Creative Director of the play Neel Banerjee is super excited. Sharing his thoughts Neel said, “Our Rehearsals are intense and full of great energy. All the team members are putting in their vert best”.

“As a Creative director, this is a wonderful time for me, watching our collective talent come to life is stage.”

Joyraj Bhattacharjee, director for this play has already arrived from overseas specially to direct this play.

Zabi Malik, playing the character of a wolf and monkey shared, “The rehearsals for the Jungle book have been crazy fun and I can’t wait for you all to see it. We have always seen the film and now we got to be a part of it. Seeing how hard the team works together I can for sure say that it is going to be one hell of a ride for us and the audience. So book now before the show is sold out.”

Sylwana Skarzynska playing the character of Kaa says , “Being a part of this performance is a great glorification of diversity when not only characters (humans – animals) but also actors from different backgrounds, ages, cultures are working together in the name of the Art.”

Samira Subramaniam playing Chiki says ,“It has been so much fun to get back into a room full of passionate artists. It has been great to explore the unique physical elements that each character in the Jungle Book demands.”

Based on a version by the celebrated director Tim Supple, this adaptation was first staged at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre in 2008. This powerful and magical version of a much-loved classic is as resonant now as it was when it first appeared – both within South Africa and beyond its borders.

Reema Gillani, Production Manager is super excited for the days.
“We presented this play in 2017 at Riverside Theatre to great response from the audience. We are now remounting this play in Oct 2022.”

“This is a timeless story for all ages, this is such a human story with themes of displaced people, people without a home country etc. In the end the writer asks the question, where does Mowgli really belong?,” adds Reema

Join us for this magnificent Australian take of the story of internationally acclaimed playwright, Craig Higginson’s adaptation of The Jungle Book, presented by Nautanki Theatre.

For bookings, go to the link below:

Booking: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/the-jungle-book/

Tickets are selling fast so book now!
Dates: 6th, 7th & 8th October
Location: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta



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