Following universal critical acclaim, and direct from a sold-out run at the Young Vic, the National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre, of The Jungle transfers to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre.
Set in Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, tells the stories of loss, fear, community and hope.
Experience The Playhouse Theatre as never before as Miriam Buether’s acclaimed design recreates the intimate in-the-round staging from The Young Vic.
Audiences are invited to choose from two unique experiences: take a seat at the benches and tables of the vibrant and bustling Afghan Café at the heart of the Calais Jungle, or watch from the ‘Cliffs of Dover’ in the circle, overlooking the dynamic performance space below.
Wherever you sit, prepare to be transported into the world of the Calais camp, where a community forged from necessity shares its unimaginable stories of hope against all odds.
The Jungle is booking from 16 June 2018 until 3 November 2018 at the Playhouse Theatre.
WHATS THE STORY?
This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of the Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.
The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – and of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, and experience the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
WHO’S IN IT? THE JUNGLE CAST
The cast features Ammar Haj Ahmad, Mohammad Amiri, Girum Bekele, Elham Ehsas, Trevor Fox, Moein Ghobsheh, Ansu Kabia, Alex Lawther, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner and Nahel Tzegai.
Written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson.
Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin with design by Miriam Buether, costumes by Catherine Kodicek, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.
★★★★★ ‘BEAUTIFULLY ORCHESTRATED. WONDERFULLY HUMANE AND ILLUMINATING.’The Independent
★★★★★ ‘A SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN WHICH THEATRE SHAKES HANDS WITH THE WORLD’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ “IMMERSIVE & POWERFULL. A DEEPLY MOVING EXPERIENCE.” Financial Times
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Venue InformationPlayhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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