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TIMELESS TAIL: The Jungle Book hits Newcastle for April school holidays

The Hunter Drama production of The Jungle Book will hit the stage at the Civic Playhouse in April.

Promising to be the perfect school holiday treat for all ages the production is based on the beloved Rudyard Kipling story.

Featuring a talented cast of 20 Hunter Drama students, carefully selected from over 90 auditions, the performance is set to deliver a high-energy and colourful spectacle. From the sights and sounds of the jungle to the captivating storyline, The Jungle Book guarantees to keep audiences of all ages entertained from start to finish.

“The Jungle Book is a story that everyone knows, it’s a classic,” Hunter Drama Artistic Director, James Chapman said.

“The version we are presenting this year is not the Disneyfied version. There’s no singing, it’s not a cartoon. It’s a story of identity that will appeal to every age. The youngest of children will be excited by the set and to see the animals on stage and their parents will appreciate the depth of the piece.”

The production focuses on the story of Mowgli as he navigates between his life among the wolves and his discovery of his human heritage. It’s a compelling narrative that delves into the essence of self-discovery and the challenges of finding one’s place in the world.

Under the direction of Tim Turner, known for his work on Kid Frankenstein, the production promises a visually stunning experience with lighting design by Jacob Harwood.

The Jungle Book will hit the stage at the Civic Playhouse for a short season 18 – 27 April 2024. Tickets are on sale now at civictheatrenewcastle.com.au.