Just So

Music by GEORGE STILES

Lyrics by ANTHONY DREWE

Inspired by the stories of RUDYARD KIPLING

Set to an eclectic, upbeat score, Kipling’s famous tales are woven with wit and imagination into a song-filled journey through the jungle

5-9 MARCH 2024

Five of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories come together into a wondrous tale of personal courage, individuality and friendship. Set to an eclectic, upbeat score, Kipling’s famous tales are woven with wit and imagination into a song-filled journey through the jungle.

Join us on this journey with the young, effervescent and inquisitive Elephant’s Child and the sassy, sarcastic and flightless Kolokolo Bird as they set out to save their friends and family from the wicked Pau Amma who is threatening their homeland.

On our journey through this magical tale, we’ll meet a wide array of fun loving characters, from a Kangaroo who is shocked to see the rate at which his legs have grown, to a Parsee Man who lives seemingly alone with his seemingly inanimate stove…

Let the Eldest Magician take you on this wondrous tale through lush jungles, dusty savannahs and the ever looming great, grey and greasy Limpopo River in Just So this March.

Just So plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 5-9 March 2024.

Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling
Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke
Associate orchestrator John Clancy
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

CAST

ELDEST MAGICIAN | Joe McWilliam
ELEPHANT'S CHILD | Dylan Evans
KOLOKOLO BIRD | Kate Gledhill
PARSEE MAN | Freddie Tibbs
COOKING STOVE | Thomas Outhwaite
RHINO | Will Hunkin
ZEBRA | Eleanor Leaper
GIRAFFE | Ellie McWilliam
JAGUAR | Thomas Riggs
LEOPARD | James Davies
KANGAROO | Jac Norris
DINGO DOG | Heather Daniel
CROCODILE | Will Hunkin

ENSEMBLE

Isabella Farrell, Lissy Foyle, Natasha Jeffrey, Ella Josey, Connie McFarlane, Emma Miller, Eilish Mulvihill, Katy Robinson, François Vanhoutte and Sophie Wheale

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR | Glen Jordan
CHOREOGRAPHER | Sam Ferguson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Adrian Hau
PRODUCER | Jon Haines

Bridewell Theatre

From £14

Gala night on Friday 8 March: ticket price includes a free glass of fizz and programme

  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 6 March 2024 7.30pm
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 7.30pm
  • Friday 8 March 2024 7.30pm
  • Saturday 9 March 2024 2.30pm
  • Saturday 9 March 2024 7.30pm
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