Rikki Tikki Tavi



From Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book stories, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi " tells the story of how a young mongoose saves a human family from the deadly cobras that threaten to take over their garden. With the utmost courage, Rikki comes to realize his unique talents and instincts and is able to rid evil from the home of his new-found friends. Original Indian music, traditional Indian Choreography and exciting stage combat are incorporated to bring this classical adaptation of loyalty and heroism to life.


Big Apple Parent (November 2002) www.parentsknow.com

"Rikki-Tikki Terrific! ...a simple tale told through mesmerizing choreography and music. The audience of adults and mostly 4-6 year olds seemed transfixed. It is rare to attend a show for children and not hear a peep or the entire hour!

By Jean Marie Strauss

OOBR (Off-Off Broadway Review)

"By combining elements of greek and drama with dance, stylized combat and an Indian flavoring of music and costumes, Manhattan Children's Theatre showed that is could deliver a story at a children's level while not compromising "adult" theatrical values. It is hoped that Manhattan Children's Theatre has started a tradition of outstanding caliber work. They showed they can produce work of excellence and complexity without a huge budget and without talking down to their audience.



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