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.
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