Rikki Tikki Tavi

Written by:

Christine Foster

Cast Size:
12

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Adaptation
Adventure
TYA

Themes:

Animals
Classic

Length:

25 min.

Year Written:

2015

Synopsis:

The famous short story of the brave mongoose, Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling, brought to life in this fun and vibrant adaptation by Christine Foster. Suitable to be performed by children and adults alike and a spectacle for all ages.

Characters:

Narrator (adult or child)

The Children:

Rikki Tikki Tavi, a mongoose

Teddy, a child

Teddy’s mother

Teddy’s father

Mr. Darzee, a tailorbird

Mrs. Darsee, a tailorbird

Nag, a King Cobra

Nagaina, a King Cobra, his wife

Chu, a muskrat

Chundra, a muskrat

Others as narrators, animals, voices etc as desired.

NOTE: Doubling possible, flexible cast size.

First Produced:

2015, The Kipling Festival, Rottingdean, UK

Resources:

The script for Rikki Tikki Tavi is available through Smith Scripts.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

This adaptation was commissioned in 2015 by The Kipling Festival, Rottingdean, UK and performed by 12 village children in the gardens of Kipling’s former home.

“Energetic and fun, full of magic and adventure,” BRIGHTON FRINGE REVIEW – MAY 2014