Play directory : Just So Stories

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Anthony Drewe and George Stiles
  • Written
    1984
  • Overview
    Based on the immortal short stories of Rudyard Kipling, Just So takes you on a journey along the banks of Africa's great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River to meet a collection of strange and wonderful creatures.

    Set at the beginning of time, the musical introduces the Eldest Magician who has created a world of beasts and birds and fish.

    Everything was just so, until Pau Amma the Crab began playing with the ocean, causing a flood that threatened the other animals.

    To stop the crab, the Elephant’s Child goes on a quest to the Limpopo River, and discovers many lessons including...

    How the leopard got his spots...
    How the rhinoceros got his skin...
    How curiosity and a hungry crocodile can turn an elephant’s small nose into a very large trunk.