The Children’s Touring Partnership is a producing partnership led by independent producer Fiery Angel and Chichester Festival Theatre and a consortium of major regional theatres. The Partnership seeks to tour imaginative and bold theatre of the highest quality, with a particular emphasis on producing work nationwide for children aged eight years and above. The Partnership links theatre to education through a variety of events, workshops and talks.
In 2011, the Partnership was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to tour a new stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s classic novel, Goodnight Mister Tom. The production toured for 14 weeks and was a success with both critics and audiences. Later in 2011, the Children’s Touring Partnership teamed up with the National Theatre to present Bristol Old Vic’s musical adaptation of Swallows and Amazons by Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon. Swallows and Amazons opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London and played a limited Christmas season prior to a 17-week UK-wide tour.
More recently the Partnership has toured the premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne in 2015.
In 2017 CTP toured Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo in an adaptation by Samuel Adamson and the current CTP tour is The Jungle Book, a family musical adventure!
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Reviews for Jungle Book
“A family-friendly, visually impressive, toe-tapping, feel-good show with enough humour, emotion and talent to keep both you and the kids happy throughout the run time while also providing a subtle social commentary, and that’s exactly what it needs to be."
“The Jungle Book is a wonderfully imagined sense of theatre, one that gets under the skin in true style and remains resolute in its purpose to educate as well as entertain.”
“Jolly entertainment for families.”
“Fresh, ambitious and inventive.”
“Beguiling, thrilling and witty. Jessica Swale's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short stories had us all enraptured from the get go."
“The show is fantastic, a show of true friendship between species. The ending is heart-warming, and I must admit my eyes almost started to leak with happiness."
“Bright, bold and fun. Simply dazzling."