The Jungle Book

Fri 01 December 2017 - Sat 06 January 2018

Autumn 2017 | Christmas Show

★★★★
"A Gift for Children of all ages The Stage (more?)

This Christmas time our fun festive treat for ages 5+ will be an imaginative, all new re-telling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale The Jungle Book.

Filled with music, dance and song make sure that you join us for a whole host of jungle fun. Don’t forget to practice your ROAR!


Continuing Unity’s successful partnership with acclaimed children’s theatre company Action Transport Theatre, don’t miss this theatrical family festive feast!

Haze is used in this production


            
Our Cast from Left to Right: Asif Majid, Fionnuala Dorrity, Joe Shipman, Samuel Perez Duran


Performance schedule

 
December    
     
Fri 1   6pm
Sat 2   2pm
     
Tue 5   6pm
Sat 9 11am 2:30pm 
     
Sat 16  11am (RELAXED) 2:30pm (BSL)
     
Fri 22 2pm 6pm
Sat 23 11am 2:30pm
     
Wed 27 2pm 6pm
Thu 28 2pm 6pm
Fri 29 2pm 6pm
Sat 30 11am 2:30pm
     
January    
     
Wed 3 11am 4:30pm
Thu 4 2pm 6:00pm (RELAXED)
Fri 5 2pm 6pm
Sat 6 11am (BSL) 2:30pm

£14.50 all tickets | £13.50 child
£50 (4 tickets - min 1 child)


£13 all tickets | £11 Child
£44 (4 tickets - min 1 child)


£11 all tickets | £9 Child
£36 (4 tickets - min 1 child)


£9 all tickets | Preview
£32 (4 tickets - min 1 child)

Relaxed - less formal performances, in a more supportive atmosphere to reduce anxiety levels. Aimed at people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, a learning disability or for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment (including adults who frighten easy!)

BSL - signed performance using British Sign Language.


Reviews

★★★★
"Perfectly formed... recaptures the art of sharing folktales by the fireside"
The Stage for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★★
"A truly magnificent and heroic performance... a howling success, the true meaning of Christmas theatre."
Liverpool Sound & Vision for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★★
"A witty and intelligent production that engages adult and child alike... under Nina Hajiyanni's skilful direction, it alludes to Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl with its ability to stimulate its young audience."
The Reviews Hub for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★
"Kevin Dyer’s play is one for all ages, a cleverly crafted moral fable that is thought-provoking but also a lot of fun. Subtler and more imaginative than most... it deserves to be a big hit"
Merseysider Magazine for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★★
"The four strong cast are brilliant in their individual roles... strong in their storytelling and vocals. An atmospheric show which children cannot help but be drawn into."
Liverpool Arts Scene for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

"A delight, an imaginative theatrical journey"
Made Up Liverpool for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★
"Children won't hold back in telling you whether a piece of theatre grabs their attention or not and Little Red (sic) passes the test with flying colours... great value family entertainment"
Good News Liverpool for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

★★★★
"Clever and original.. a great family outing for all ages to enjoy"
North West End for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

8/10
"Little Red ticks all the boxes, whilst adding some unique layers which ensure that it stands out from the classic fairytale."
Writebase Theatre for Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf (more?)

Creative

Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre Present The Jungle Book

Directed by Nina Hajiyianni
Written by Kevin Dyer

Cast

Asif Majid (Mowgli)

Asif Majid is an interdisciplinarian who performs and makes work, teaches, and researches at the intersection of conflict and performance, particularly in terms of devising, improvisation, and applied theatre with marginalized communities.

He has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Artscape, and various venues and festivals throughout the United States. Recent theatre and devising credits have focused on: transnational refugee movement, model minorities in the United States, anti-Muslim hatred, and the relationship between sexual harassment and power in Morocco.

As an educator, Asif has engaged thousands of young people in the United States and abroad through summer programs, Model UN activities, and work at Arena Stage, Seeds of Peace, and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, using theatrical simulations to develop their understandings of racism, identity, and conflict.

Currently, he is pursuing a practice-based PhD in Anthropology, Media, and Performance at The University of Manchester.

Fionnuala Dorrity (Bagheera)

Theatre credits: Oily Cart/RSC, Fuel/The Future is Unwritten, Liverpool Irish Festival, Watford Palace Theatre, Tall Stories, Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Theatre, Unity Theatre/Fuse, Third Party, Walk the Plank, Rejects Revenge, Spike Theatre, Red Ladder, Base Chorus/Royal Opera House, Hope Street

Outdoor theatre credits: Walk the Plank, Oceanallover, Let's Go, Liverpool Lantern Co, Thingimajig Theatre, Royal de Luxe

Other credits: BBC Radio Drama, Dead Belgian, Writing on the Wall, M.I.F, Everyman/Tutti Frutti

Fionnuala also makes solo performances of physical theatre and music and is a Maze Master at The Crystal Maze.

www.fionnualadorrity.com

Joe Shipman (Baloo)

Theatre credits include: Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre Company),Unsung (Turflove & Dada Fest), The Maurie (Writing on The Wall Festival); Waiting for Brando (National Tour); Alice Through the Winter Gardens (Winter Gardens Blackpool); Hatch (Manchester 24/7) Ten Tiny Toes & The Way Home (Liverpool Everyman Theatre); Slow Time (20 Stories High); Wrong Place, Right Time (Contact Theatre); Macbeth & The Trial (Unity Theatre)/

Winner of Manchester 24/7 Festival Favourite Actor Award 2010 for performance in Hatch.

Short film credits: The Swimming Man (LA Productions); The Bowden Tapes; Unintended.

Radio credits: The Big Toe Radio Show (BBC 4); Culture; Girl 2008.

Joe is also a founding member of street theatre collective EggPeople for whom he has created a number of shows & performs at festivals nationally and internationally.

Samuel Perez Duran (Shere Khan)

Samuel was born in Madrid, Spain and to Ecuador for 5 years as a child. In 1999 he went back to Spain and discovered the stage during 5 years of piano studies at a music conservatory and as a singer in a choir. Soon enough he swapped music studies for theatre at school and went on to university to pursue a drama degree.

Whilst running his own story-telling company, he worked and toured Spain for 5 years with La Tourne Teatro, a professional theatre company specialising in young people’s musical theatre, playing as Aladdin, Peter Pan, Puss in Boots… In 2015 he moved to Liverpool where he found Hope Street Limited, which gave him the opportunity to perform in different scale projects as an emerging artist. Undergoing several large scale productions such as The Many Faces of Francis Bacon at the Tate Liverpool, The Last Utopian, a theatrical game that took place across more than 20 different locations indoors and outdoors as well as the studio based ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe’ at the Everyman Theatre In which he played lead role. Samuel also performed as part of Tmesis Theatre Company performing in the bespoke Physical Fest 2017.
 

show details

Dates: Fri 1 Dec - Sat 6 Jan
Times: Various
Running time: 90mins (inc interval)
Prices: From £9
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: Unity One
 




Morgan Sindall is delighted to sponsor UNITY’s screening of The Jungle Book at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital this Christmas. Alder Hey Children’s Charity touches so many lives and we are very proud to support them as our regional Charity of the Year. Morgan Sindall’s construction project teams have helped to transform the hospital and we’re so pleased to be spreading good cheer on the wards!

We wish you a rip-ROARingly good festive season.

Enjoy the show!

www.construction.morgansindall.com