About The Jungle
Following universal critical acclaim, & direct from a sold-out run at the Young Vic, the National Theatre & Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin is open to rave reviews in the West End.
This is the place where people suffered & 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 & hope, of the Calais camp’s creation - & of its eventual destruction. Join the residents over freshly baked naan & sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, & experience the intense, moving & uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries & the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
CHOOSE FROM TWO UNIQUE SEATING EXPERIENCES
Take a seat at the wooden benches & tables of the bustling Afghan Café in the stalls, or watch from the traditional theatre seating in the Dress Circle, overlooking the dynamic performance space below
Please note, this production contains the following:
Smoke effects; Strobe/ flashing lights; Cigarette smoking; Strong language; Loud noises and gunshot sounds; Prolonged periods of darkness; Images which some may find disturbing.
Tell Me More
Join the refugees and migrants in the Calais ‘jungle’ as they attempt to enter the UK and follow in their lives as they meet with aid workers and the tension that erupts between them. Offering a unique insight into the daily struggles of those affected by the European migrant crisis in 2015, this contemporary play sheds light on the living conditions and the struggles faced, and questions if anything more could have been done to help those in need. Meeting characters from all walks of life who are forced to live and survive alongside one another, this powerful and cutting play is one not to be missed. Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, this production comes from a critically-acclaimed run at the Young Vic and moves to recreate the experience of the Calais jungle at the Playhouse Theatre.
What To Watch For
- The interior of the Playhouse Theatre has had to be rearranged to accommodate the production.
- Designer Miriam Buether created the set to be an immersive-style experience to place the audience in the heart of the action.
- A number of the tickets for the show will be donated to refugees in order to make the play more accessible to those depicted in the show.
2hrs 40min (incl. interval)