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.
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