The Jungle Book

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Nautanki Theatre presents

The Jungle Book


Lennox Theatre


03 August - 05 August 2017

Event Type

Live Event

By Craig Higginson

Join us for the Australian premiere of internationally-acclaimed playwright, Craig Higginson’s adaptation of The Jungle Book.

Featuring mesmerising shadow puppets and stunning music, this play honours the book by Rudyard Kipling which has enchanted families for generations, whilst asking the question ‘who is your true family?’

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.

Suitable for: Ages 8+

Please note: This production contains smoke haze, strobe lighting and loud noises

Dates & Times:
Thursday 3 August 7:45pm
Friday 4 August 7:45pm
Saturday 5 August 2:45pm

This project has been partially supported through a City of Parramatta Council Community Grant.


Chira Fernando Jr
Clare Mason Chiofalo
Daniel Aguiar
Dilroop Khangura
Douglas Spafford
Jesse Secomb
Keila Terencio dePaula
Khanh Trieu
Matt Neto
Neel Banerjee
Sanjeev Raja
Salvin Kumar
Steven Menteith
Warren Thompson


Craig Higginson

Director and Designer
Joyraj Bhattacharjee

Associate Director
Sue Wallace

Production Manager
Reema Gillani

Production Support
Sunny Singh

Stage Manager
Shane Addison

Music Composer
Avijit Sarkar

Lighting Designer
Emma Lockhart-Wilson

Madhu Das

Concept Design
Neel Banerjee

Ayesha Gillani

CRAIG HIGGINSON is an internationally acclaimed writer and theatre director. His novels include Last Summer (2010, Picador Africa, M-Net Literary Award finalist) and The Landscape Painter (2011, Picador Africa, winner of the UJ Prize for South African Literature in English, M-Net Literary Award finalist). His plays include Dream of the Dog, The Girl in the Yellow Dress, The Jungle Book and Little Foot (all published by Oberon Books, London).

In addition to awards for fiction, Craig’s plays and directing have been nominated for and won several awards in South Africa and the United Kingdom, including winning the Sony Gold Award for the Best Radio Drama in the UK, an Edinburgh Fringe First, as well as Naledi Awards for Best South African Play and Best Children’s Play. His plays have appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre in London, the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End.

Ticket Options

Members $25
Adult $35
Concession $30
Adult plus Child 8 - 15 years $35
Groups 10+ $32
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30


Approximately 80 minutes (No interval)

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