Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, at its peak the Calais ‘Jungle’ was a temporary home to more than 10,000 people, many desperate to find a way to enter the UK.
The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the camp’s creation and of its destruction – and of the many intense, moving and sometimes hilarious encounters between the refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK.
Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy are the joint-artistic directors of the Evening Standard Special Award-winning Good Chance Theatre which was originally based in the ‘Jungle’ in Calais and then in the north of Paris next to the refugee welcome centre for the first half of 2017.
The truly global cast comprises: Raphael Acloque, Mohammad Amiri, Trevor Fox, Michael Gould, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Ansu Kabia, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner and Nahel Tzegai.
10% of tickets for The Jungle will be offered to refugees.
The Jungle is at The Young Vic 7th December 2017 – 6th January 2018.