"You are invited to join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan!"
As we sat down to see the show I was pleasantly surprised to see a very cosy venue with colourful decorations on the stage. With few minutes to spare before the show L and I spoke about the characters from the Jungle Book to refresh her memory and prepare for what was about to commence. The moment the show started and Baloo the bear appeared with his 'unbearable' jokes and enthusiastic personality I knew the show would be a success!
The show follows the familiar story line from the book with few twists to suit versatile audience. There is a lot of dancing, adult jokes and singing involved along with some audience interactions which was quite fun! I found myself smiling throughout the show as you can see how much effort and preparations goes in the show!
This "Jungle Book" adaptation will blow your mind with it's "pantomime" alike script, upbeat songs, amazing actors' transformations (from a suede looking Bagheera suit jacket to tall elephants, from caring Raksha- mother wolf to Kaa with a northern accent, oh watch out for King Louie- it will blow your mind!).
During the break I had a quick chat with the lady who sat next to us, she booked tickets for herself and a friend, she thoroughly enjoyed the musical which just shows that the production is suitable for all ages!
At the end of the show we were invited to the foyer where we could meet Mowgli herself (yes you read that right), Shere Khan and Baloo and pose for a picture with them. A special credit to Mowgli (Rachael Stratton) as she managed to quickly calm little L as someone jumped the queue, thank you, Mowgli!
The show is around 1hr 30 min including interval which seems to be a sufficient amount of time for pre-schooler or an adult and ticket prices start from £12.
To find out more about the show and book tickets, check out the Immersion Theatre website tour dates for the rest of the show are:
MONMOUTH (BLAKE THEATRE)- 24 MARCH
HAYES (BECK THEATRE)- 25 MARCH
LOUGHBOROUGH (LOUGHBOROUGH TOWN HALL)- 28 MARCH
CARMARTHENSHIRE (LYRIC THEATRE)- 31 MARCH
PAIGNTON (PALACE THEATRE)-1 APRIL
EXMOUTH (EXMOUTH PAVILION)- 2 APRIL
GREATER LONDON (RADLETT CENTRE)- 4 APRIL
BASILDON (TOWNGATE THEATRE)- 5 APRIL
WINCHESTER (THEATRE ROYAL)- 7 APRIL
BARKING (BROADWAY THEATRE)- 8 APRIL
LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY (BROADWAY THEATRE)- 9 APRIL
CROMER (CROMER PIER (PAVILION THEATRE)- 10 APRIL
GRINSTEAD (CHEQUER MEAD THEATRE)- 12 APRIL
HERTFORD (HERTFORD THEATRE)- 13 APRIL
KNOWSLEY (KNOWSLEY LEISURE & CULTURE PARK)- 14 APRIL
SHEFFIELD (MONTGOMERY THEATRE)- 15 APRIL
STOURPORT (CIVIC THEATRE)- 20 APRIL
EVESHAM (EVESHAM ARTS CENTRE)- 21 APRIL
TAUNTON (TACCHI-MORRIS ARTS CENTRE)- 22 APRIL
Disclaimer: We were offered tickets to see the show for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions are my own.