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.
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