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Christmas at The Watermill


By Rudyard Kipling

Thu 18 Nov 2021 - Fri 31 Dec 2021

In the depths of the Indian rainforest

A child is abandoned with no possessions, no family and no home.

Under the light of the full moon the infant is discovered

By a pack of wolves who decide to raise him as their own...


When the ferocious tiger Shere Khan comes looking for prey, the child - Mowgli - is swept to safety by a friendly bear and a wise black panther. Together they teach him the laws of the jungle. Years later, Shere Khan returns and demands the ‘man cub’ leave the jungle forever. Mowgli faces a choice… should he stay and risk further destruction? Or should he leave and accept that the home he knows isn’t the right place for him after all?


A wild and captivating musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale full of warmth, laughter and wonder. Join Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa, King Louie and more as The Watermill Theatre is transformed into the Indian jungle for the adventure of a lifetime.

Running time: TBC

Age guidance: Suitable for age 4+. We regret that we are unable to admit children under 3 or babes in arms into the auditorium except for the Relaxed performance. 



Socially Distanced Performances

We understand that some audience members may feel more comfortable attending a performance with more space between themselves and other audience members, so we are pleased to offer socially distanced performances each week during The Jungle Book. Audience members will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when attending a socially distanced performance.



Saturday 27 November 7pm


Thursday 2 December 2.30pm 

Monday 6 December 2.30pm 

Wednesday 15 December 2.30pm 

Tuesday 21 December 7pm

Wednesday 29 December 7pm  


Accessible Performances
To book tickets, please contact the Box Office on 01635 46044 or by emailing boxoffice@watermill.org.uk


BSL Integrated 

Saturday 11 December at 2.30pm 


Audio Described

Saturday 4 December at 2.30pm (Touch Tour starts at 1pm)


Saturday 18 December at 2.30pm 


For further information about accessible performances please visit our Access page. 





Director Tom Jackson Greaves