The Jungle



A Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatre and Young Vic, 4 December 2018 - 27 January 2019.

We were thrilled that The Jungle has travelled across the Atlantic this winter to the brilliant St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Calais came to New York in this transfer of the play that received multiple five-star reviews at the Young Vic in London over Christmas 2017 and won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Theatre in 2018.

More information can be found on the St Ann's Warehouse website.


EVENTS at ST Ann’s Warehouse

‘When does a place become a home?’

Photo exhibition December 4 - January 27 | Free
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00

Featuring acclaimed artists and photojournalists currently working on the front lines of the world’s migrant crisis, from the original Calais Jungle to Serbia to the US Southern borders: Miguel AmorteguiSarah HicksonOmar ImamJohn MooreAbdul Saboor and Griselda San Martin, plus artwork from the Good Chance Dome and The Nation.

Post-show performances, talkbacks and panel discussions

An evening with the Nation | Sunday January 13

Post-show panel discussion with the writers from The Nation

An evening with David Miliband | Wednesday January 16

Post-show conversation with David Miliband, President & CEO of the International Rescue Committee. Presented in partnership with the British Council and the American Associates of the National Theatre.

Student Matinee & Youth Empowerment Day | Thursday January 17

Click here to learn more about the student programmes.

Winner of Broadway World UK Awards 2018

Best new production of a play

As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best long running West End productions.

More about the award and winners here.

The Jungle blew me away. Coupled with Sarah Hickson’s powerful photos of the original camp in its final days, the reality of what’s happening to massive numbers of innocent people seeking shelter and safety came bursting to life. The authors have written an elegy to a place where despite enormous hardship, everyday people joined together to survive and thrive on their own creativity and interdependence. We cannot turn away from the negligence and dehumanization our government would like us to believe ‘these people’ somehow deserve.
— Susan Feldman, St. Ann’s Warehouse Artistic Director

Press night photography by ©Teddy Wolff


press reviews

Slate (Audio) - “How a new play puts the audience inside a migrant camp.”

WNYC News (Audio) - “This is riveting theater, with high stakes and complex characters.”

NPR (Audio) - ‘'The Jungle' Tells The Stories Inside A Real Refugee Camp In Northern France’.

New York Times - “The pure energy of actors creating a world of people creating a world of their own is exhilarating”

The Hollywood Reporter - “Three-time Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry co-directs this acclaimed London import immersively re-creating the real-life camp in Calais that served as a temporary home to thousands of refugees.”

The Washington Post - “See The Jungle and you won’t be able to get the plight of refugees out of your head.”

New York Stage Review - “Masterful, timely and devastating living theater.”

Forbes - “Best Theater of 2018: Broadway and beyond.”

The Wrap - “A vital, necessary journey in a modern refugee camp”

Vogue: ‘The Jungle’ transfers to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York City

New York Times: “How three actors overcame Trump’s travel ban to take the New York stage.”

New York Times: A play about refugee camps is coming. With refugees in the cast. 

The Guardian - 5 stars, "This is that rare thing: a necessary piece of theatre.”

The Telegraph - 5 stars, "The human warmth of those we encounter is inspiring – the West End just got a heart transplant".

London Live - 'The Jungle' transfers to the West End on World Refugee Day

London Calling - “It may be a bigger theatre, but it’s still our story”

Our supporters

A huge thank you to our supporters who have helped Good Chance Theatre transfer The Jungle to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York: British Council, Glenn and Phyllida Earle, Alexander and Brenda Leff, Clive and Sally Sherling.

Rehearsal photography by ©Marc Brenner

word on the street

In the news

BBC World New America talk to Ammar Haj Ahmad and Mohamed Sarrar, actors in The Jungle.