The Hungarian musical adaptation was composed by László Dés, lyrics by Péter Geszti and Pál Békés. The musical was first performed in 1996 in Budapest and is still running today in many Hungarian theatres. It won the prize of the Hungarian Theatre Critics as the musical of the year in 1996. The Jungle Book will be put on stage in Pécs for the first time.
„The Jungle Book is considered a classic now. I hope it will be successful in Pécs, too. To be honest - and a bit cheeky - I'd say: I am sure it will be a box office success in Pécs as well! Nevertheless, since we "theatre people" are quite superstitious, I do not say anything, I only hope the best.
Everybody knows what the story is about,so let me share my wildest dream with you: I wish all the people young and old, who come to see the performance were inspired to read this magical novel by Rudyard Kipling after they'd gone home..." - György Böhm, director