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Jungle Book reimagined

Akram Khan Company

Jungle Book reimagined Fri 9 – Sat 17 Feb Heath Ledger Theatre $29 – $89
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Fri 9 – Sat 17 Feb at Heath Ledger Theatre, from $29 – $89

‘Simultaneously engaging, sobering, transfixing and hopeful, this beautiful work of art is worthy of gracing any stage in the world.'

The Sunday National

Dance, theatre, music and visually stunning animation come together to tell a new version of the classic Jungle Book story. 

In a near future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland that has been ravaged by the impact of climate change. Arriving alone in a deserted modern city, and with wild animals claiming the streets as their own, Mowgli soon discovers unlikely allies in this strange new jungle. 

See the stage transformed into a magical world, but this is no Disney adaption. Jungle Book reimagined updates the original's coloniser-centric perspective and instead takes us on the journey of the young girl Mowgli, a refugee child stranded by the cruel realities of climate change and caught in a world devastated by its impact. Choreographer Akram Khan and his team of co-creators tell the story of how this child can help us to listen 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, to reimagine a new world together. 

Director & Choreographer
Akram Khan
Creative Associate & Coach
Mavin Khoo
Tariq Jordan
Dramaturgical Advisor
Sharon Clark
Jocelyn Pook
Sound Designer
Gareth Fry
Lighting Designer
Michael Hulls
Visual Stage Designer
Miriam Buether
Art Direction & Director of Animation
Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
Producer & Director of Video Design
Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
Rehearsal Directors
Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler (Tour)
Tom Davis-Dunn, Harry Theadora Foster, Thomasin Gülgeç, Jasper Narvaez, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Elpida Skourou, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villaneuva, Luke Watson Assistant Animators Nisha Alberti, Geo Barnett, Miguel Maella Black, Michelle Cramer, Jack Hale, Zuzanna Odolczyk, Sofja Umarik
Voice Actors
Tian-Lan Chaudhry, Joy Elias-Rilwan, Pushkala Gopal, Dana Haqjoo, Nicky Henshall, Su-Man Hsu, Kathryn Hunter, Emmanuel Imani, Divya Kasturi, Jeffery Kissoon, Mavin Khoo, Yasmin Paige, Max Revell, Christopher Simpson, Pui Yung Shum, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Luke Watson, 3rd Year students of Rambert School
Time & Location

Fri 9 – Sat 17 Feb

Mon – Fri 7pm | Sat 2.30pm & 7pm | Sun 5pm Heath Ledger Theatre, 174 - 176 William Street, Northbridge / Yandilup


2hrs 10mins including interval

  • Premium

    • Adult: $89
    • Festival Club: $80
  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $79
    • Festival Club: $71
    • Concession: $67
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $69
    • Festival Club: $62
    • Concession: $58
    • Student Special: $29

Eligible for package discount

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  • Audio described performance Mon 12 Feb 7pm
  • Tactile tour available before the show Mon 12 Feb at 6pm
  • Auslan interpreted performance Wed 14 Feb 7pm
  • Open captioned available Sun 11 Feb 5pm

Recommended for ages 10+

Contains gunshot sounds.

Connect Events

Post Show Q&A Wed 13 Feb

Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.

Event Partner


  • Supported by Perth Festival Medici donors and British Council
  • 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, Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance – Chicago, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – New York, 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.
  • The technical adaptation of Jungle Book reimagined is kindly supported by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.
  • With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Genesis Foundation and Angela Bernstein CBE
  • Supported by Arts Council England


  • Ambra Vernuccio (images 1 and 3), Camila Greenwell (image 2)

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