The Jungle Book is one of the most successful musicals in Hungarian, based on Rudyard Kipling's world-famous novel.

The staging of the well known story of the lost human in the depths of the Indian jungle will be the next big project of the Figura Stúdió Színház Theatre in collaboration with the Szín-kron School Theatre Troupe and the orchestra and choir of Salamon Ernő High School.

In 2022, this formation has already brought to success another musical entitled Egy popfesztivál, with the participation only of students aged 14-18. On this occasion, the school theatre group will be prepared with a more complex stage infrastructure provided by the municipal theatre, which has always considered it important to support the ambitions of young people in Gheorgheni. Nearly 100 high school students are taking part in this unique project, but the show promises to be more than just a performance by enthusiastic amateurs.

The well-known story tells the adventures of Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle and his battles against animals, humans and himself. Perhaps no one needs to be introduced to the jungle's inhabitants, the strict but kind-hearted Baloo, the protective and caring Bagheera, the hyperactive and crazy monkey guard, the vengeful Shere Khan, or the magic-eyed Kha. From them, Mowgli learns the basic laws of survival. But what happens when he finds that, despite his best efforts, he cannot become a full member of the pack? Man among animals and animal among humans. Where does turn the one who is cast out from everywhere? Who hasn't felt that everyone is turning against him and abandoning him completely? What do we do then? And what would Mowgli do?

The premiere will take place on Friday, 24 February 2022 at 19.00 in the main hall of the Petőfi Sándor House of Culture in Joseni. Next performance: 25 February. 

Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased online at

14 January 2023