Producer Sonia Friedman, refugee charity Good Chance and the National Theatre have invited Home Secretary Sajid Javid to a special performance of The Jungle, which told the stories of a number of refugees based in Calais. Having premiered at the Young Vic in 2017, Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy’s play transferred to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End last summer. The playwrights based the piece on their experiences volunteering in the Calais migrant camp, where they went on to set up temporary arts centres, and eventually the charity Good Chance.
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