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Yoo-hoo-hoo – protective wolves, a ferocious tiger and a friendly bear have Derbyshire in their sights.

Rudyard Kipling’s classic story The Jungle Book will be brought to life with the use of costumes and puppets at Buxton Opera House.

The tale about a young boy who is raised by a family of wolves and whose safety is threatened by a savage tiger will be performed by Birmingham Stage Company.

Suitable for children from 7 to 13 years and their families, the show runs from June 7 to 11. Tickets are priced at £13 and discounts are available. Call the box office on 0845 127 2190 or online at