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Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined is a new work based on the much-loved story by Rudyard Kipling. With a new sense of urgency, Akram has reinterpreted this known story from another perspective, through the lens of today’s children – those who will inherit our world and become our future storytellers.

Embedded in the roots of Jungle Book is the deep threat that mankind poses towards nature. Akram and his team have reimagined the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change. They tell the story of a child who will help us to listen again, not to our voices but to the voices of the natural world that we, the modern world, try to silence. Jungle Book reimagined speaks to all generations as a step to remind, to relearn and to reimagine a new world together.



Akram Khan


Creative Associate/Coach 

Mavin Khoo



Tariq Jordan


Dramaturgical Advisor 

Sharon Clark


Lighting Designer 

Michael Hulls


Jocelyn Pook

Sound Designer 

Gareth Fry

Visual Stage Designer 

Miriam Buether

Art Direction and Director of Animation 

Adam Smith (YeastCulture)

Producer/Director of Video Design 

Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)


Ambra Vernuccio

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