Classic story brought to life

The Jungle Book at Buxton Opera House.
The Jungle Book at Buxton Opera House.

EVERYONE’S favourite children’s story, The Jungle Book, is coming to Buxton Opera House.

The Birmingham Stage Company will perform its mesmerising adaptation of the famous Rudyard Kipling story at the Water Street venue from Tuesday June 7 until Saturday June 11.

The story of Mowgli, a young boy who is raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, is brought to life with the use of fabulous costumes and puppets.

When Shere Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds dangers and surprises for them all – and Mowgli’s extraordinary adventure has just begun! If you’re looking for a magnificent experience for all the family, then don’t miss this acclaimed production of Kipling’s timeless story!

The Jungle Book was written as a collection of stories by Kipling in 1894. In 1967 Disney released an animated film inspired by the Mowgli stories which reignited The Jungle Book’s popularity.

The soundtrack to the Disney film, which included hit songs such as The Bare Necessities, won much acclaim and is still synonymous with The Jungle Book today.

The Jungle Book will be on at Buxton Opera House on Tuesday June 7 at 7pm, Wednesday June 8 at 10am and 1.30pm, Thursday June 9 at 1.30pm and 7pm, Friday June 10 at 10am and 7pm, and Saturday June 11 at 10.30am and 2pm.

Tickets are priced at £13 and discounts are available. Call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at