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The Jungle

A co-production with the Young Vic

by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson

7 December 2017 to 9 January 2018
Running Time: Approx 2 hours 40 mins, inc interval

Young Vic

The Jungle

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.


Raphael Acloque, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Aliya Ali, Mohammad Amiri, Alyssa Denise D’Sousa, Elham Ehsas, Trevor Fox, Moein Ghobsheh, Michael Gould, Ansu Kabia, Bruk Kumelay, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner, Nahel Tzegai

More information and tickets available for public booking on the Young Vic website

Access Performances

Safe Space performance Wednesday 3 January, 2.30pm

Captioned performance Thursday 4 January, 7.30pm

Audio described performance Friday 5 January, 7.30pm

Visit the Young Vic Access page

Talks and Events

Exploring the Issues Sat 6 January, at the National Theatre, 11.30am


Commissioned by the National Theatre

Production supported by Glenn and Phyllida Earle and Clive and Sally Sherling

5 star rating

Exuberant, full of music and movement. This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance.

Time Out
5 star rating

This devastating, uplifting show celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.

4 star rating

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.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening.

The Times

Production team


Image by Giulio Piscitelli

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