The Jungle

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This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation - and of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.

Experience the Playhouse Theatre as never before, as the venue undergoes an extraordinary transformation to recreate the intimate in-the-round staging of Miriam Buether’s critically-acclaimed Young Vic design. Audiences are invited to choose from two unique experiences: take a seat at the benches and tables of the vibrant and bustling Afghan Café at the heart of the Calais Jungle, or watch from ‘The Cliffs of Dover’ in the circle, overlooking the dynamic performance space below. Wherever you sit, prepare to be transported into the world of the Calais camp, where a community forged from necessity shares its unimaginable stories of hope against all odds.

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Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Commissioned by the National Theatre in a co-production with the Young Vic, brought to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy ad Hunter Arnold
Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
Jon Clark
Paul Arditti
Miriam Buether
Catherine Kodicek

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Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
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It is so easy to feel disconnected from the world when we experience it from such a distance, watching the news on screens and scrolling through tweets simply exacerbates the sense that the world has no effect on you, nor you on it. A watershed moment during the European refugee crisis in 2015 was the photograph of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, whose drowned body washed up on a beach. It shocked... Read more

Latest The Jungle News & Features

Good Chance
Money raised by Encore Tickets through The Jungle ticket sales extends refugee project in Paris
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Money raised by Encore Tickets through ticket sales for The Jungle have been donated to refugee theatre company Good Chance, resulting in an extension of their latest project in Paris. Encore Tickets has donated £16,000 to Good Chance, which was formed by The Jungle playwrights Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy when they visited the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp in 2015. They set up a temporary theatre there during the trip - which inspired them to write The Jungle - encouraging the camp’s residents to perform and express themselves.

World Refugee Day: Sneak peek at The Jungle
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Transferring to the West End from the Young Vic, The Jungle could be the most important play in London, painting a portrait of the Calais refugee camp and the crisis it is coupled with. On World Refugee Day, we were offered a sneak peek at the show, as well as a chance to talk to its writers, campaigners, and producers – Sonia Freidman and David Lan. They spoke of how pertinent the play is, and why they decided to remodel the Playhouse Theatre to recreate the immersive, intimate atmosphere of the original production. You can watch the video below.

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Young Vic’s The Jungle to transfer to the West End this summer
Monday, March 12, 2018

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle is set to transfer to the West End at the Playhouse Theatre this summer. The production, which ran at the Young Vic at the end of last year, is set on Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, which was home to over 10,000 people in 2015. The piece, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, tells the story of the camp’s creation, the community it harboured, and its eventual destruction.

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