EIF: Jungle Book Reimagined


Evenings: 7:30pm
Matinees: 2:30pm
Running time (approx.): 2 hours 10 minutes
Age guidance: 10+


Tickets bookable via Edinburgh International Festival
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Edinburgh International Festival

Jungle Book Reimagined

Discover a new retelling of Kipling’s classic as the Akram Khan company transplant Mowgli’s journey into the modern world.

Following the success of 2018’s XENOS, internationally celebrated choreographer and International Festival favourite Akram Khan makes his return to the Festival Theatre, with a magical dance retelling of Kipling’s family classic.

Akram Khan and his team use dance-theatre to reinvent the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee. In a near-future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland, ravaged by the impact of extreme weather. Arriving alone in a deserted modern city, and with wild animals claiming the streets as their own, the child soon discovers unlikely allies in this strange new jungle.

Featuring an original score, ten international dancers and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling.

It speaks to our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, placing the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart.

Jungle Book reimagined brings together a stellar creative team, with script by Tariq Jordan, dramaturgy by Sharon Clark and an original score by Jocelyn Pook. With sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Miriam Buether and video design and animation by YeastCulture, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

...feels like a blockbuster cinematic experience with a powerful message for us all. It's truly exceptional.

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Akram Khan Company

Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling

An Edinburgh International Festival co-production

Akram Khan Director/Choreographer
Mavin Khoo Creative Associate/Coach
Tariq Jordan
Sharon Clark Dramaturgical Advisor
Jocelyn Pook
Gareth Fry 
Sound Designer
Michael Hulls 
Lighting Designer
Miriam Buether
 Visual Stage Designer
Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
 Art Direction and Director of Animation
Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
 Producer/Director of Video Design
Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin
 Rotoscope Artists/Animators

Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler Rehearsal Directors

Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Luke Watson, Jan Mikaela Villanueva (guest artist) Dancers

Farooq Chaudhry Producing Director
Isabel Tamen Executive Director
Mashitah Omar
 Project Manager

Co-produced by Curve Leicester, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Maison de la Danse / Pôle européen de création – Lyon, National Arts Centre – Canada, New Vision Arts Festival – Hong Kong, Orsolina28, Pfalzbau Bühnen – Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, Romaeuropa Festival, Sadler’s Wells London, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatros del Canal – Madrid, théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Genesis Foundation and Angela Bernstein CBE

Supported by Arts Council England


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From priority booking, under-18s are entitled to a 50% discount and disabled people are entitled to a 30% concession discount.

From 8 April 2022, there is a 30% discount for recipients of pension credit, universal credit, employment and support allowance or jobseeker's allowance, art workers, full-time students and 18-25 year-olds . Subject to availability and may exclude top-price tickets. Proof of eligibility may be requested at venues.

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