The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Teater Innlandet, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, in a theatrical adaption by Wayne McKnight and Arne Lindtner Næss. The music was composed by Svein Gundersen. The production opened at Lillehammer prior to going on tour with Teater Innlandet the spring of 2019. It was performed on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre the autumn of 2019.

Arvid Ones directed it.

Lars Halvor Andreassen played the role of Mowgli.

Information

(Objekt ID 90283)
Object type Production
Premiere February 21, 2019
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret), Teater Innlandet
Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Audience Children (from 5)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children , Fairytale, Musical theatre
Running period February 21, 2019  
Duration Approximately 2 hours
Website Teater Innlandet
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In a press release from The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Jungle Book:

"The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Teater Innlandet join forces to make a brand new version of the popular family musical based on Rudyard Kipling's fairytale. The musical was written by Wayne McKnight and Arne Lindtner Næss, with Svein Gundersen as its composer - now with Arvid Ones as the director of a large musical ensemble."

SOURCES:

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, 24.11.2018, www.riksteatret.no, https://www.riksteatret.no/repertoar/jungelboken/

Press release from The Norwegian Touring Theatre. Blom, Mette Hægeland. E-mail; 13.12.2018

Teater Innlandet, http://www.teaterinnlandet.no, 09.01.2019, http://www.teaterinnlandet.no/jungelboken

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.04.2020

Performance dates
September 11, 2019 – Tour opening
September 4, 2019 – New opening
February 21, 2019Maihaugsalen – Opening night