The Concrete Jungle Book

HighRise in assocation with the Pleasance

1st June - 11th June

Main House Cabaret - Pleasance London

7.30pm, 5pm weekend matinee


Important information:

This show may use strobe lighting and smoke.

HighRise Entertainment, in association with the Pleasance presents
The Concrete Jungle Book
By Dominic Garfield

A Hip Hop Musical and Survival Guide

An explosive and energetic hip hop musical which catapults Rudyard Kipling’s classic story into inner-city Britain with live rap music, grime, reggae, spoken word and big personality.

As the jungle’s trees become tower blocks, Mo(wgli) navigates her way through relationships, unstable housing conditions and hostile creatures, trying to find the parental figures she has always longed for.

Back after a smash hit run in 2021, updated and expanded to showcase the diverse talents of HighRise's NewGens company, this is The Jungle Book like you’ve never imagined.

"A lightness of storytelling touch from playwright Dominic Garfield cleverly delivers a raw and honest reality..." (The Scotsman 2017)

Originally created in collaboration with young people at CentrePoint foyers across London and commissioned by artsdepot and Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Half Term matinee performance Wednesday 1st June at 1pm.
School matinee performance Wednesday 8th June at 1pm.

Age Guidance: 8+ (younger children welcome at parental discretion)

Content warnings: includes references to street life 



This production is playing in Pleasance's newly configured Main House. The venue now has a predominantly cabaret style seating layout allowing for comfortable distancing between groups. You can view the layout of our cabaret seating here.

We have implemented an enhanced pre-show cleaning procedure to disinfect all touch points within the venue. In addition we have introduced a drinks delivery service to tables and E-Ticketing. You will find hand-sanitizer stations at venue entry points and we encourage mask wearing when moving around the building.

You can find out more about the measures in place to keep everyone safe here.

This venue is wheelchair accessible, but please review our information about the facilities and purchasing access tickets here.

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Please click the link below to download a Large Print version of the show synopsis. Please email [email protected] if you need any further assistance.

PDF icon Concrete Jungle Book Large Print Brochure .pdf

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