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The Jungle Book has opened in the Festival Theatre and audiences and critics have been loving this year’s Chichester Festival Youth Theatre Christmas show. The stage has been transformed into an overgrown playground and our cast of 70 have become a colourful community of animals. This brand new adaptation by Sonali Bhattacharyya is The Jungle Book like you’ve never seen it before!

Have a look at what critics and audiences have been saying about The Jungle Book. For the full gallery, head over to the show page.

You have until 31 December to catch the show. Best availability is now towards the end of the run.

The youth theatre at their very best: talented, confident young people expressing themselves so supremely well and yet also with such naturalness

Chichester Observer

The talent of these young actors and their colleagues in the production team shines through, reminding us all how fortunate we are to have a youth theatre of such extraordinary quality. They are awesome

West Sussex Gazette

An exceedingly good production

West Sussex Gazette

Their performances remain as strong and as entertaining as ever. CFYT are a class act

Portsmouth News

Such a wonderful, joyous show

Audience member

What a wonderful way to kickstart our Christmas!

Audience member