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Silhouette of people in the camp with the title of the show 'The Jungle' created using pieces of an orange tent. There is a blue and green starry sky behind the characters.

Sonia Friedman Productions and Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold

The Jungle West End

by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson
Direction Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin

In association with Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Paula Marie Black, Michael Desantis, Tulchin Bartner Productions, 1001 Nights Productions, Rupert Gavin, Brenda Leff, Stephanie P. McClelland, Richard Winkler, Jane Cee & Glenn Redbord

Present a National Theatre and Young Vic Co-Production with Good Chance Theatre

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Thursday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm (Except 5 July)

There will be one Wednesday Matinee performance on 4 July 2.30pm.

£15, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, £59.50, £69.50, £80

40% of tickets £25 and under at every performance

Playhouse Theatre

Following universal critical acclaim, and direct from a sold-out run at the Young Vic, The Jungle, transfers to the West End this summer.

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.

Experience the Playhouse Theatre as never before, as the venue undergoes an extraordinary transformation to recreate the intimate in-the-round staging of Miriam Buether’s critically-acclaimed Young Vic design. 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 Dress 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.

‘An immersive, powerful experience. A deeply moving piece of theatre.’
Financial Times

‘Exceptionally moving. Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.’

‘A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world’
Sunday Times

Cast and Creatives

Direction Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin | Design Miriam Buether | Costumes Catherine Kodicek | Light Jon Clark | Sound Paul Arditti | Musical Direction / Composition John Pfumojena


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.

Co-Director Justin Martin discusses developing The Jungle, working on The Inheritance as well as The Crown

Direction Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin

Design Miriam Buether

Costumes Catherine Kodicek

Light Jon Clark

Sound Paul Arditti

Musical Direction / Composition John Pfumojena

Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson built Good Chance Calais in the 'Jungle' refugee camp as a beacon of hope. Read how their new play The Jungle explores the lessons they learnt here.

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson speak with the International New York Times about the Journey from the Calais Jungle to the London stage. Read it here.

Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson spoke to Huck Magazine about how their new play The Jungle takes an honest and critical look at the well-intentioned people who volunteered in Calais. Read it here.

The Jungle makes it on to What's On Stage's top 10 non–festive shows to see this winter. Read more here

Stephen Daldry will direct, with Justin Martin, the debut of The Jungle, a co-production with the National Theater written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theater. Read more on The New York Times

'What happens when refugees from a range of backgrounds meet well-meaning volunteers from the UK?' Artistic Director David Lan on The Jungle, written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, founders of the Good Chance Theatre. Read more on The Evening Standard

The Young Vic's new season will kick off with the world premiere of The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson. Read more on What's On Stage

The Jungle is a play 'about hope'. Read more on The Stage

Access tickets are only available via the Ambassadors Theatre Group/Playhouse Theatre who can offer more detail about seating and help find seats that suit your requirements:

By phone: 0800 912 6971

Open 9am -10pm Monday - Saturday, and 10am - 8pm on Sundays.

This may vary on Bank Holidays.

Typetalk: 18001 0871 297 5477

Or in person at the Playhouse Theatre Box Office.


Captioned performance 21 August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 28 August 7.30pm

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