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The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 03/11/18
Price £29.5

A production about nationality, community and identity, The Jungle is a pertinent play that shares the stories of loss, hope and fear from the resilient residents of Europe’s largest refugee camp.

Running from: Sat 04 Aug - Sat 03 Nov, 19:30. Sat and Thu matinees at 14:30.

Following universal critical acclaim and unprecedented audience response, the National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, is an extraordinary new way to experience West End Theatre.

Miriam Buether’s triumphant set transforms the traditional Playhouse Theatre auditorium, beyond all recognition, into the bustling Afghan Café at the heart of the Calais refugee and migrant camp, where a community forged from necessity shares unimaginable stories of hope against all odds. The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear and hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – and of its eventual destruction, and of the intense, moving and uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.

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 refugee and migrant 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.

★★★★★ "An immersive, powerful experience. A deeply moving piece of theatre." - Financial Times

★★★★★ "A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world." - Sunday Times

★★★★★ "Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating." - Independent

★★★★★ "An extraordinarily effective piece of theatre. It celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference." - Guardian

★★★★★ "Full of music and movement; human resilience can be a glittering thing." - Time Out