A group shot of the cast on stage from The Concrete Jungle Book hip hop musical.

The Concrete Jungle Book

During Summer 2017 artsdepot supported HighRise Theatre to take their new production The Concrete Jungle Book to the Edinburgh Festival.

The show was developed through a creative learning programme delivered in partnership with Centrepoint and explored the relationship between care leaving and youth homelessness. Seven young people have earned Arts Awards qualifications equivalent to a GCSE Grade D - E. The show was picked up as a national news story by Reuters and featured in the New York Times.

“Colour, high-energy, and humour…you could almost mistake the performance for a family show, if it wasn’t for the plot’s sudden dark turns into gang violence and hunger. This contradiction makes the difficult realities shown onstage hit harder” ★★★★★ The Wee Review