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Manchester High School for Girls

The Jungle Book is a ROARING Success!

The Preparatory Department’s production of The Jungle Book brought a packed out crowd to their feet on Wednesday 4th March.

Specially adapted from the classic film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS featured a host of colourful characters and favourite songs from the famous movie. After weeks of preparation, girls in Year 3 and 4 took to the stage in full costume to sing, act and dance to the jungle beat.

Banished by a ferocious tiger, Shere Khan (played by Leah), Mowgli (Mia) and Bagheera (Aditi) found themselves in the deepest depths of the jungle. On their journey, they met the sinister snake, Kaa (Mariella), a herd of elephants and a bear named Baloo (Ruby), who taught them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie (Ramona), Mowgli and Bagheera were forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, the heroes rallied their fellow animals into battle and restored peace throughout the jungle.

Mrs Mortimer, Head of the Preparatory Department, was full of praise: “The girls worked incredibly hard on The Jungle Book and I’m very proud of them. Some of their singing wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a stage in the West End, so they should be over the moon! Of course, these productions are never possible without the dedication and support of our fantastic staff team, so I’d like to put my thanks to them on the record.”

Ruby, who played Baloo in the production, commented: “The Jungle Book was one the best things I’ve done in the Prep here. I loved being Baloo as he’s such a funny character, particularly when he’s dancing! I also got to wear an amazing costume, which is something I’ve never really done before. We all had a lot of words to remember, but I think we pulled it off. We are still talking about it in class!”