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The Jungle Book is a special story, and especially living in a country like Kenya where co-existence between man and beast is paramount, we couldn’t find a better tale to tell. It’s has been an adventurous ride to say the least. This production teemed with energy, melody, vibrancy, music, drama, dance…sheer talent. Our Jungle Crew has been exceptionally amazing to work with. Each person inspires the other. 

As you can imagine, a production of this scale has numerous challenges. Our complex set design has had the Stage Manager and his assistants on their toes throughout. The makeup, costume design, dance choreography, music direction and dramatization to create flawless perfection is also not an easy task. What you witness from the audience would be completely impossible without this capable crew. Kudos to these creative souls for living up to the challenge and setting the stage on fire!

Huge productions like this are fantastic to watch, perfect entertainment for the kids – educational, inspiring and a great way to unwind, but come at magnanimous costs. I couldn’t thank our supporters enough – we are extremely grateful for the enthusiasm with which our well wishers have supported us and the noble causes that this production raised funds for. Lastly, hosting 6000+ audience over two weekends is not an easy accomplishment so thank you for taking time out to watch this musical, for cheering us on and for keeping the bare necessities of life alive. We love you all!

DIRECTED BY:

Amar Desai


MUSIC DIRECTOR:

David Mutungi


STAGE MANAGER:

Harshil Shah


PRODUCTION MANAGER:

Jinita Desai







Synopsis

Our Story

Special Thanks

PRODUCTION DATES:
13 - 15 MAY 2016
05 - 06 AUG 2016

VENUE:
OSHWAL CENTRE AUDITORIUM,
RING ROAD, WESTLANDS​


Abandoned after an attack, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village as it’s too dangerous for a mere human to live in the wild. Baloo the bear however thinks differently taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching him the bare necessities of life.

Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Sher-Khan the tiger who hates all men. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives a second encounter with the cheeky monkeys, Kaa the snake and finally, with Sher-Khan. And as it is with all men, after all the drama, it's the sight of a pretty girl that finally gets Mowgli to go the nearby man-village! 

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PRODUCTIONS

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MAIN CAST


MOWGLI: ERIC MUGENYA

BALOO: ELSIE OLUOCH

BAGHEERA: PRITUL RAITHATHA

KING LOUIE: BEN SPYBEY

SHERE KHAN: MORRIS MWANGI

KAA: ANDREW TUMBO

SHANTI: LILIAN NYAMBURA

COL. HATHI: MEHUL MALDE