The Jungle Book

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 06 October - 08 October 2022
Category Theatre

Nautanki Theatre Company presents
an adaption
By Craig Higginson

The Jungle Book is back. Nautanki had a successful season in 2017 for this play at the same venue. 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.

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.

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.

Please note
This production contains smoke haze, strobe lighting and loud noises. Suitable for ages 11+

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Chira Fernando Jr
Libin Tom
Michael Holmes
Molonai Makalio
Neel Banerjee
Neo Song
Sergei Cherniakoff
Shah Jahan Rajar
Steven Menteith
Sylwana Skarzynska


Playwright Craig Higginson
Director and Designer Joyraj Bhattacharjee
Artistic Director Neel Banerjee 
Production Manager Reema Gillani
Production Support Nitin Kundap
Stage Manager Jessica Law
Music Composer Avijit Sarkar

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 DogThe 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.

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 6 October 2022 at 8pm
Friday 7 October 2022 at 4pm
Saturday 8 October 2022 at 2:30pm


Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes (no interval)

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Full Time Student $25
Concession $37
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