A Young Vic and National Theatre co-production with Good Chance Theatre. Commissioned by the National Theatre
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm (except 15, 25, 26 Dec & 1 Jan)
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm (except 9, 16 Dec)
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
The Jungle has now ended its run at the Young Vic but you can book for the West-End transfer.
★★★★★ "Exuberant, full of music and movement. This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance." Time Out
★★★★★ "This devastating, uplifting show celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference." The Guardian
★★★★★ “Brimful of hope, humour and humanity.” Metro
★★★★ "You’re left awed and appalled by the testimonies of the ordeals endured. It’s warts and all – and that’s the beauty of it." The Telegraph
★★★★ "Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening." The Times
This is the place people suffered and dreamed.
Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.
Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.
Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café.
From Good Chance Theatre, a new play where worlds collide. In the worst places, you meet the best people.
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 | Video Tristan Shepherd | Casting Julia Horan CDG
With Raphael Acloque, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Aliya Ali, Mohammad Amiri, Bruk Kumelay, Alyssa Denise D’Souza, Elham Ehsas, Trevor Fox, Moein Ghobsheh, Michael Gould, Ansu Kabia, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner, Nahel Tzegai
Generously supported by Glenn and Phyllida Earle and Clive and Sally Sherling
Good Chance Theatre supported by the KT Wong Foundation
Image by Giulio Piscitelli
Direction Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin
Design Miriam Buether
Costumes Catherine Kodicek
Light Jon Clark
Sound Paul Arditti
Musical Direction / Composition John Pfumojena
Video Tristan Shepherd
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Raphael Acloque, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Aliya Ali, Mohammad Amiri, Bruk Kumelay, Alyssa Denise D’Souza, Elham Ehsas, Trevor Fox, Moein Ghobsheh, Michael Gould, Ansu Kabia, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner, Nahel Tzegai
Good Chance Theatre's Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson on bringing the stories of the Calais camp to the UK. Read it here on the BBC.
Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson talked to Vanity Fair about their experiences in Calais, and their plans to open their theatre space again in Paris. Read all about it here
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
Safe Space 3 Jan, 2.30pm
Captioned performance 4 Jan, 7.30pm
Audio described performance 5 Jan, 7.30pm