Money raised by Encore Tickets through The Jungle ticket sales extends refugee project in Paris

Good Chance

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.

This temporary dome structure has since opened in London and Paris, where it is currently running at the Museum of Immigration. The donation has ensured the free arts festival programmed by refugees, which was set to end on Saturday, will now run until 17th November.

Profits made through sales of The Jungle tickets by EncoreTickets.co.uk and its partners (including LondonTheatre.co.uk), were contributed.

Murphy and Robertson, who wrote The Jungle which currently runs at the Playhouse Theatre, said: “We are thrilled to announce that Encore Tickets and the generosity of its audiences have raised, over the course of the run of The Jungle, enough to make an exciting statement of intent, and to allow us to extend our current Paris residency.

“Over the past two weeks, we have welcomed more than 1,200 people to the theatre, and look forward to meeting many more as we keep our doors open until 17th November.”

Commercial director of Encore Tickets, Chris Ryan said: “We’re delighted our donation to Good Chance is being used in a way that makes an immediate and practical impact on their ability to reach more people.

The Jungle is a wonderful, moving and thought-provoking piece of theatre that needed to be seen in the West End. Good Chance, Sonia Friedman, Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold, the Young Vic, National Theatre, and all the other supporters should be applauded for this achievement.”

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