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The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

A National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre

by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson

From 16 June to 3 November 2018
Running Time: Approx 2 hours 40 mins, inc interval

The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

Following universal critical acclaim, and direct from a sold-out run at the Young Vic, The Jungle transfers to the Playhouse Theatre.

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 fresh 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.

Audiences are invited to choose from two unique experiences: take a seat in the bustling Afghan Café in the stalls, or watch from the traditional theatre seating of the ‘Cliffs of Dover’ in the Dress Circle, where the view overlooking the dynamic performance space is enhanced by accompanying video screens relaying ‘live news broadcast’-style footage of some of the action. 

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.

Due to the unique nature of this production, where the cast surrounds and moves around the audience in the Afghan Café, we cannot guarantee you will see every actor at all times. This is a deliberate design feature which enhances your experience in The Jungle.



Sonia Friedman Productions and Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold 
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 
A National Theatre and Young Vic Co-Production with Good Chance Theatre
Production supported by Glenn and Phyllida Earle and Clive and Sally Sherling
5 star rating

An immersive, powerful experience. A deeply moving piece of theatre.

Financial Times
5 star rating

Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.

5 star rating

A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world.

Sunday Times
5 star rating

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.

5 star rating

Full of music and movement; human resilience can be a glittering thing.

Time Out

The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre | Audience reactions

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The Jungle at Playhouse Theatre | Production gallery

Draft 3D Illustrations

The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre | Trailer

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The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre | Rehearsal Gallery

Access tickets for The Jungle

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.

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