Jungle_Book_Generic_1200x675If you have little ones, I’m pretty sure you will have been enchanted by the wonderful characters and storyline of The Jungle Book. We’ve all seen how much our little ones adore watching the likes of Mowgli, Balloo and Bagheera on the big screen, so imagine their faces if they were to see them on the stage.

Well, as luck would have it, Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton are delighted to bring their new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic The Jungle Book to The Lowry Theatre, Manchester from Wednesday 2nd May to Sunday 6th May.

Originally written in 1894, Kipling’s beloved tale will be reimagined with a brand new score and script, exploring the universal themes of family, belonging and identity.

The Jungle Book tells of Mowgli the man cub who battles for survival in this heart-warming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Balloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle.

The award winning creative team bringing Kipling’s timeless story to the stage includes playwright Jessica Swale, director Max Webster and internationally renowned songwriter Joe Stilgoe.

Playwright Jessica Swale has adapted the story for the stage. Her previous acclaimed play “Nell Gwynn” won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016.

Max Webster directed Dr Seuss’ “The Lorax” at the Old Vic, which was nominated for Best Entertainment and Family Show at the 2016 Olivier Awards.

Jessica Swale, writer, said “I jumped at the chance to adapt The Jungle Book because it’s such a vivid world- yet, for a writer, there’s so much opportunity to imagine the jungle afresh. Part of the book’s enduring appeal is that the jungle can be anything we choose. It’s a playground, a school, a hideaway, an adventure, so I’ve enjoyed exploring what sort of place this mysterious, delightful, sometimes scary place might be- and what better way to do that than with Max Webster, one of the most inventive and imaginative directors working today.
‘I loved the characters as Kipling wrote them, but wanted to find new voices which resonate now- funny, bright, dynamic voices, with a little more wit, and greater diversity, in terms of place, tone, gender and culture. It’s a funny, heart-filled roller coaster of a journey which, I hope, will transport the audience right round the world and back again”.

winHello Baby have teamed up with The Lowry Theatre to give away a family ticket (this is for 4 people with a minimum of 1 adult) to see the show on either Wednesday 2nd May or Sunday 6th May.

For your chance to win, comment on this blog post letting me know what your favourite song is from The Jungle Book  AND fill in the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Full Ts&Cs are below.

Terms and conditions:

  1. Entry is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding anyone professionally associated with Hello Baby Blog or The Lowry Theatre.
  2. The prize is one family ticket to The Jungle Book for either Wednesday 2nd May or Sunday 6th May admission. The date and time of showing must be specified at time of confirming the prize. Each pass admits 4 people, one person in the group must be aged over 18. Additional tickets can be purchased next to the competition tickets if you wish to bring more guests. The show has an age guidance of 6+.
  3. The tickets cannot be transferred to another show if the prize winner is unable to make the week of the show and there is no cash alternative.
  4. The prize is non transferable and ID will be required at time of collecting the tickets from the box office.
  5. The prize draw starts at 12am on 23rd April 2018 and closes at 12am on 29th April 2018.
  6. Entry is free and must be made by commenting on this blog post and filling in the Rafflecopter widget. Entrants can gain bonus entries by visiting Hello Baby on facebook, following @hellobabyblog on Twitter, following @hellobabyblog on Instagram, following @hellobabyblog on Pinterest, tweeting about the giveaway, following @The_Lowry on Twitter, visiting TheLowrySalford on Facebook, following @The_Lowry on Instagram and then completing the Rafflecopter widget featured in this post.
  7. The name of the winner will be published on this website within 2 days of the competition closing.
  8. Hello Baby Blog’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
  9. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions.
  10. Hello Baby Blog reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  11. Once the winner has been selected at random using Rafflecopter, I will inform The Lowry Theatre of the winner’s name and they will be in touch to arrange collection of the tickets from the box office.
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  • renae shawApril 23, 2018 - 7:27 pm

    Has to be the bare necessities always gets you singing alongReplyCancel

  • ClaireApril 23, 2018 - 7:29 pm

    Got to be … The Bare NecessitiesReplyCancel

  • KatieApril 23, 2018 - 7:32 pm

    The monkey song. ?ReplyCancel

  • Amanda sandersonApril 23, 2018 - 7:33 pm

    My favourite song has to be ‘The Bare Necessities!’ReplyCancel

  • Rose mcmullanApril 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm

    I wanna be like you and of course bare necessities ? ? ?ReplyCancel

  • Helen GilbertApril 23, 2018 - 8:38 pm

    Ooo-bi-doo, I Wan’na Be Like You! Gets me singing and dancing every time! XReplyCancel

  • AnisaApril 23, 2018 - 9:47 pm

    Defiantly the monkey song xReplyCancel

  • Joy LeftonApril 23, 2018 - 10:33 pm

    Has to be the bare necessities!ReplyCancel

  • KarenApril 24, 2018 - 6:19 am

    The Bare NecessitiesReplyCancel

  • Lorraine KirkApril 24, 2018 - 6:55 pm

    It has to be the Bare Necessities!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn schofieldApril 25, 2018 - 9:43 pm

    The Monkey SongReplyCancel

  • Natalie TurnerApril 26, 2018 - 5:48 pm

    The Bare Necessities, amazing song that’s so happy :)ReplyCancel

  • kev banhamApril 26, 2018 - 5:57 pm

    It has to be the Bare Necessities!ReplyCancel

  • kimberley ryanApril 27, 2018 - 8:11 am

    has to be The Bare NecessitiesReplyCancel

  • Joseph JonesApril 27, 2018 - 11:48 am

    That’s what friends are for….by the vulturesReplyCancel

  • Kate SuttonApril 27, 2018 - 5:29 pm

    King of the jungleReplyCancel

  • Emma WhittakerApril 28, 2018 - 1:10 am

    I wanna be like you ?ReplyCancel

  • Rachael SexeyApril 28, 2018 - 7:37 am

    I wanna be like you ?ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine DanceApril 28, 2018 - 8:49 am

    Bare NecessitiesReplyCancel

  • Joanne smithApril 28, 2018 - 1:36 pm

    The bare necessities (going to be singing that all day now)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica MApril 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm

    I Wan’na Be Like YouReplyCancel

  • Theresa ThomasApril 28, 2018 - 9:24 pm

    Got to be … The Bare NecessitiesReplyCancel

  • Adrian BoldApril 28, 2018 - 9:29 pm

    I love the Bare Necessities song.ReplyCancel

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