I love the story of The Jungle Book, so I was really excited when we were invited to The Lowry this May.
It was a little late for my twins, so me and my eldest headed to The Lowry with some of our friends.
This adaption for the theatre production of The Jungle book is based on the original story by Rudyard Kipling.
The show was full of exciting, never heard before songs and enchanting characters including Balloo, Bagheera and of course Mowgli.
The costumes of the animals were quite simplistic which allowed a child’s imagination to run free. Over the top, flashy costumes definitely weren’t needed. The puppet used to show Mowgli growing up at the start was a brilliant idea!
The stage set was extremely clever with the use of ladders representing the trees in the jungle and a revolving floor keep the performance always in motion throughout the entire show.
The kids loved the Funky Monkey (so did I), with their hip hop dancing, silliness and slang words, they definitely appealed to the younger guests. There was lots of giggling from my kids seats when the Funky Monkeys we’re on stage, especially at the fart jokes (he’s still going on about it now!)
The overall message about equality was definitely portrayed in the performance. Mowgli accepted who he was and so did the rest of the jungle even though he was different. This was such a great message especially for the younger views.
The Jungle Book is on at The Lowry, Salford Quays now until Saturday 6th May. See here for booking and more information.