In a near future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland ravaged by the impact of climate change. 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.

In Akram Khan’s new dance-theatre production based on the original story of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved family classic, Akram and his team reinvent the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee.

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 about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, and 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 original score by Jocelyn Pook. With sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Miriam Buether, video design and animation by YeastCulture, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

Age suitability: all generations of audiences from 10 upwards.

The team

Director/choreographer: Akram Khan
Associate Concept Designer/Coach: Mavin Khoo
Writer: Tariq Jordan
Dramaturgy consultant: Sharon Clark
Composer: Jocelyn Pook
Sound designer: Gareth Fry
Lighting designer: Michael Hulls
Visual stage design: Miriam Buether
Art director and director of animation: Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
Producer/Director of Video design: Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
Rotoscope-Animation Artist: Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin
Rehearsal management: Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler
Dancers: Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Luke Watson Executive producer: Farooq Chaudhry
Executive director: Isabel Tamen
Project manager: Mashitah Omar

Co-produced by: Curve Leicester, Attiki Cultural Society - Greece, 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, 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


3 - 19:30h.
4 - 19:00h.


13,50€ - 42€ /with discounts

Friends of Arriaga:
From 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Dance and Theatre professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


130 min. 20 min. rest