László Dés – Péter Geszti – Pál Békés

The Jungle Book

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

Main stage
2h 10' with intermission

Zsolt Vatány , Csaba Marosán
Emőke Kató
Loránd Farkas
Shere Kaan
Ervin Szűcs
Ferenc Sinkó
Csilla Albert , Réka Csutak , Melinda Kántor
King of the Monkeys
Róbert Laczkó Vass
Szabolcs Balla
Rita Sigmond
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
Zoltán Horváth
set design
Attila Szabó
costume design
Andrea Ledenják
Ildikó Gyenes
musical coordinator
Csaba Kondrát
stage manager
Pál Böjthe

Date of the opening: May 27, 2015

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