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end up reaching out to people that you wouldn’t maybe normally reach out to... that can sometimes create these incredible bonds.”
Directed by Alethea Jones and written by Julie Rudd, the film boasts a female-led team that the actresses said led to a unique onset experience.
Aselton described it as a “weird girls club”, while Everett said it felt like a “coven”. Reuters
Miami Vice LONDON: Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s famous fables, The Concrete Jungle Book offers a gritty outlook on life where tigers and forests have been replaced by homeless people and refugees struggling to survive in an urban jungle filled with drugs and knife crime.
The brainchild of British writer-director Dominic Garfield, who plays the central character Mowgli, the musical opens today at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival.
“The story of Mowgli, the feral boy trying to make his way in the jungle, we straight away saw a real resemblance in young people trying to find their way on the streets when they are
AFP homeless and have difficult housing conditions,” he said.
To research the show, the cast worked with British homeless charity Centrepoint and talked to young homeless people, some of whom were refugees, about their journeys from places such as war-torn Sudan, to Calais, to London’s streets.
In the play, Mowgli is a homeless young refugee wandering through dilapidated tower blocks, forced to contend with adversaries like King Louis and the monkeys, who are portrayed as a street gang.
The Concrete Jungle also addresses dark themes of drugs and violence on the streets. Reuters
(From left) Bridget Everett, Toni Collette, Katie Aselton and Molly Shannon.
Vin Diesel. (Inset) Don Johnson (left) and Philip Michael Thomas in the TV series.