Churchill Theatre to host Kent premiere of The Jungle Book

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:00 07 February 2018

Churchill Theatre. Picture: Archant

Churchill Theatre. Picture: Archant


The Churchill Theatre is set to host the Kent premiere of a new musical production of The Jungle Book.

The show, which is currently touring the UK, is an exciting new adaptation, based on the 1894 classic book by Rudyard Kipling.

It will run for five days (February 28 – March 4, including World Book Day on March 1).

Two of the Kent-born actors, Chipo Kureya and TJ Holmes, who play both wolves and monkeys in the show, spoke of their excitement about taking part.

TJ said: “There is a great buzz, we’re like a family and the audiences give us a lot of energy.”

When speaking of their most memorable moments of the production so far, TJ reflects on the music by Joe Stigoe: “The music is quite jazzy and joyful but quite moving at times.

“It is very different to the Disney version of The Jungle Book.”

The classic story is guaranteed to come to life in the show, where 12 new songs will be featured for a modern and playful production.

“It is a lovely heart-warming piece of work about belonging, yet it is very colourful and dynamic.” Said Chipo.

The Kent pair said they are able to get into character with the help of their choreographer, who taught them movement work, and they also watched many videos of animals.

Chipo said: “Rehearsals really prepared us for the quick turnaround.

“I’m used to it, when I was in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child I went on stage in crowd scenes every night but I was also the understudy and played 16 different characters during my time there.”

Both actors are excited to be performing at the Churchill Theatre - TJ said: “I have been to Bromley but I have never been to the theatre.

“I can’t wait!”

Chipo added: “Bromley was my coming of age – as a teenager growing up in Wrotham, I remember Bromley being the first place my mum allowed me to travel to on my own with friends.”

Tickets for the show cost between £18.50 and £27.50.

For more information and to book now, call 020 3285 6000 or visit


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