Jungle Book comes to Nottingham as interactive theatre show

The theatre show supported by Nottingham City Council is a fun and free event for the whole family.
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We are three weeks into the school summer holidays and if you have ran out of ways to entertain the kids here is an option.

An interactive theatre production of the Jungle Book is touring around Nottingham until Friday, August 11. This is a free event either indoors or outdoors suitable for ages three plus which all the family can enjoy.

It is also a BSL (British Sign Language) inclusive show which is supported by Nottingham City Council and is publicly funded by the Art Council England and National Lottery. The creators of the show, Jellyfish Theatre, repurpose material to make puppets and props.

Sarah from Jellyfish Theatre said: “ The show is going all over Nottingham – tomorrow shows will be held at Vernon Park at Old Basford from 12pm and at Queens Walk Recreation Ground from 4pm.

Other shows will be at Clifton Flower Park on Thursday 10 August from 12pm and Forest Recreation Ground at 4pm. The final show date is on Friday 11 August with two shows being held on Woodthorpe Park, 12pm and Colwick Woods at 4pm.

"Jellyfish Theatre collaborated with Deaf Associate Director Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford to make the show fully accessible to both D/deaf and hearing audiences.

"The cast is made up of four hearing actors and one D/deaf actor. The tiger, Shere Khan is played by Nottingham performer, Jordan Laidley. We are committed to making joyful family theatre that is accessible for everyone,” says Artistic Director, Sarah Simpson.

“We have worked closely with Nottingham City Council to find venues that are easy for people to get to. We’ve been bringing free outdoor theatre to Nottingham since 2021 and we’re really excited to share our new show with you.”

“Thanks to funding from Nottingham City Council and Arts Council England, admission is free and all are welcome.