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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Be transported to a tropical jungle on Saturday, August 16 when National Trust property Gunby Hall and Gardens near Skegness hosts an open air theatre production of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.

The performance will take place in the Gunby gardens and will have the impressive house as its backdrop.

House Manager Astrid Gatenby said: “It is very fitting to have Jungle Book, written by Kipling, at Gunby, says as Kipling was a great friend of Archie Montgomery Massingberd who lived at Gunby from 1925 till 1947. Archie and Kipling met in South Africa in 1902 and Archie acted as a pall bearer at Kipling’s funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1936.”

Lincoln’s Chapterhouse Theatre’s production Jungle Book will bring the story of Mowgli and his animal friends to life and is suited for the whole family. The gates open at 1pm and the show starts at 2pm. Bring a picnic and low backed chairs and make a day of it.

Tickets (£14 adult, £10 children, £42 family) are available on the day or can be pre-booked from the Gunby tea-room. Under 5’s are free.

For more information call 01754 890102 or look on www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-hall

 

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