The Jungle Book High School Production
King's talented Performing Artists welcomed the opportunity to return to the stage in front of a live audience for the 2021 High School production of The Jungle Book. For three exciting nights this week, the auditorium was transformed into a colourful jungle, with an array of curious and charming creatures.
Based on 'The Mowgli Stories' by Rudyard Kipling, written by Vera Morris and licensed through Pioneer Drama, the High School production reenacted the captivating tale of a young boy, affectionately named 'Mowgli' by his jungle family, who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The heartwarming story follows Mowgli's journey in the wild as he learns the values of courage, generosity and humility, through his selfless love of all animals.
The lead cast lit up the stage as they brought their unique characters to life, performed by the following High School students:
- Tobias Marais (Mowgli)
- Laura Pilt (Nyra)
- Trista McDonald (Chitra)
- Oliver Evans-Bucklow (Rikki-Tikki, the Mongoose)
- Nathanael Hammond (King monkey)
- Laura Owen (Baloo, the bear)
- Harmony Yarrow (Bagheera, the panther)
- Lara Schodel (Kaa, the python)
- Lachlan Bray (Father wolf)
- Dayna Calvi (Mother wolf)
- Rohan Sen (Tabaqui, the jackal)
- Isabella MacDonald (Mang, the bat)
- Sara Barrish (Mor, the peacock)
- Emma Stratton (Shere Khan, the tiger)
- Rebecca Webb (Messua, Mowgli's mother)
- Jayme Mosch (the cobra)
Congratulations to the young wolves, monkeys, villagers, and every performer who embodied their animals and characters so perfectly to entertain and delight the audience. Well done to our talented team of musicians who captivated the crowd and created atmospheric suspense with their dramatic instrumental performances. Special thanks to King's Director of Performing Arts, Mrs Chris Harm, and the entire behind the scenes production team for orchestrating such a large-scale production, amidst many ever-changing circumstances. Thanks to every student and family whose dedication of time and energy into The Jungle Book produced three wonderful performances for the enjoyment of our wider King's community.