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>> Mowgli.>> Bagheera.>> Louie.>> Baloo.>> It's the Jungle Book-
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But not as you've seen it before. The concrete Jungle Book set to open at the world's biggest arts festival The Edinburgh Fringe on Friday..
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Replacing The Bear Necessities with the brutal realities faced by some living on the streets of the UK today.>> The story of being the feral boy in the jungle, and we straight away just kind of saw a real resemblance in young people trying to find their way on the streets when they're homeless and when they have real difficult housing conditions.
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>> Through search the show, the cast spoke with homeless people, many of whom were refugees and heard about journey's from jungles in war torn lands to the concrete jungle of the UK capital.>> Hello.>> Thus Mowgli is a homeless refugee, wandering through a jungle not of trees, but dilapidated tower blocks.
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]>> And the dangers here are not tigers and snakes but hunger, drug abuse and gang violence. More violent sadly than the Disney version but that's important in order to tell a story absent from UK theater and media says Joe Burn Phillips co-director and high-rise thereat that creates the show with more art step out.
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So we have to find the point end so.>>
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>> It's the truth. This is what happens people get stabbed in London it's true So it's just a way of addressing.
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>> Unlike Disney's jungle book Mowgli does not follow girl into a village at the end of this play. Instead his fate is left open. The message anything is possible if you take your own future into your hands.