The Jungle

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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
The Jungle at The Playhouse Theatre

Image: Sonia Friedman Productions


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Playhouse Theatre
Started: Saturday 16 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 3 November 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


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 Cliffs of Dover' in the 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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Northumberland Avenue
London WC2N 5DE

Box office tel: 0844 871 7631

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 16 June 2018

Press night:Thursday 5 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 3 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (4 July only)

Thursday - 2-30pm (except 5 July)

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £38

Cast


Tiran Aakel

Mohammad Amiri

Gerard Carey

Elham Ehsas

Trevor Fox

Moein Ghobsheh

Ammar Haj Ahmad

Cherno Jagne

Kiki Kendrick

Alex Lawther (until 11 Aug)

Jo McInnes

Freddie Meredith (from 13 Aug)

Sara Mokonen

Yasin Moradi

Jonathan Nyati

John Pfumojena

Rachel Redford

Dominic Rowan

Rachid Sabitri

Mohamed Sarrar

Eric Sirakian

Ben Turner

Nahel Tzegai


Creatives


Author: Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson
Composer: John Pfumojena
Director: Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin
Set designer: Miriam Buether
Costume designer: Catherine Kodicek
Musical direction: John Pfumojena
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Paul Arditti
Video designer: Duncan Mclean & Tristan Shepherd
Production: National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre

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