From the moment you enter the Emporium Theatre, you become part of the wonderful world of the jungle created for this production. The set is very effective, you can feel the humidity of the jungle, you can smell it and you can touch it. It is all around you creating a magical world, where the darker sides of Kipling’s classic sit comfortably with the magical touches and tricks James Weisz the director, brings to this production.
Emporium will be staging its own tribute to Rudyard Kipling, the Rottingdean based writer born 150 years ago, with a musical version of his most famous work, The Jungle Book. This classic tale of Mowgli the man cub raised by wolves, taught by a bear but hunted by a tiger, will transport its audiences from seagull-squawking Brighton to monkey-chattering India between July 7 and 31 with a script that was one of The Guardian’s ‘Top Five – not to be missed‘ shows when it toured in 2002/2003.