László Dés – Péter Geszti – Pál Békés

The Jungle Book

A musical based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same title

Main stage

Mowgli
Zsolt Vatány , Csaba Marosán
 
Bagheera
Emőke Kató
 
Baloo
Loránd Farkas
 
Shere Kaan
Ervin Szűcs
 
Akela
Ferenc Sinkó
 
Chil
Csilla Albert , Réka Csutak , Melinda Kántor
 
King of the Monkeys
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
Kaa
Szabolcs Balla
 
Tuna
Rita Sigmond
 
Buldeo
Zoltán Deák
Wolves, monkeys, man & women: Tibor Bondár, Wilhelm Buchmann, Zoltán Deák, Szabolcs Domokos, Agnes Fekete, Róbert Fekete,  Anna Kecskés, Kinga Ötvös, Lehel Veres

directed by
Zoltán Puskás
 
correpetition
Zoltán Horváth
 
set design
Attila Szabó
 
costume design
Andrea Ledenják
 
choreography
Ildikó Gyenes
 
musical coordinator
Csaba Kondrát
 
stage manager
Pál Böjthe

Date of the opening: May 02, 2015
Date of opening: 27 May 2015

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission

The experiences of marginalization and exclusion are always timely.
I would like to show the harshness of this “jungle”. We have placed the story in the environment of the city, where animals are like humans. The wooden posts, which make up part of the set of the performance, allude both to the forest and the city. But we would like to focus more on the city. To present an image of the youth of today. The groups and gangs appearing in the performance –- rockers, rappers (there is a policeman, too, representing power) –- are types of people whom we meet on the street every day.
Becoming an adult is important in everyone's life. At the beginning, Mowgli is a child. He lives with his “parents” in a family environment and is safe. Then comes the stage when he needs to grow up. From then onwards, the story becomes harder. What happens to Mowgli later –- we leave that to the audience’s imagination.
Zoltán Puskás