The Jungle Tickets London Theatre

The Jungle Tickets

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

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“This week, it’s your last chance to see this remarkable show which transforms a West End theatre into the Calais refugee and migrant camp that was bulldozed in 2015 - complete with the Afghan restaurant which was favourably reviewed by AA Gill. This is a show which buzzes both with life and the melancholy of broken dreams, as the young migrants hoping to get to England have their hopes dashed over and over. Stephen Daldry’s production is artfully simple, and totally effective. “How did you survive?” enquires a young volunteer of one refugee. “We didn’t,” comes the reply. “We are different now.” You will be too after seeing this bruising play.”
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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.

Critic reviews

Immersive doesn’t begin to cover it: the West End transfer of Good Chance’s refugee drama is electrifying in its intimacy and honesty


The most important play in the West End

· The Telegraph

A priceless piece of theatre that enlarges our understanding while appealing to our emotions

· The Guardian

This is the most important play of the decade, not just because it covers the big issue of our times so comprehensively, but because it humanises it – and at a time when attitudes to refugees are hardening worldwide

· WhatsOnStage

A tribute to hope and resourcefulness, it’s also a sobering reminder of political issues that remain tragically unresolved

· Evening Standard

Impressive West End transfer for Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's incredibly powerful show about life in the Calais refugee camp

· The stage

This drama about the migrant camp is designed for maximum impact

· The Financial Times

Worthy but one-sided tale of a refugee camp

· The Times
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Sat 16 Jun - Sat 3 Nov, 7.30pm & 2.30pm


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