BY JOE MURPHY AND JOE ROBERTSON
DIRECTED BY STEPHEN DALDRY AND JUSTIN MARTIN
A Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatre and Young Vic, 4 December 2018 - 27 January 2019.
We're thrilled that The Jungle has travelled across the Atlantic this winter to the brilliant St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Calais comes 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 Amortegui, Sarah Hickson, Omar Imam, John Moore, Abdul 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.
Press night photography by ©Teddy Wolff
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.”
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.”
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.”
London Calling - “It may be a bigger theatre, but it’s still our story”
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.
Ammar Haj Ahmad, actor in ‘The Jungle’ and Stephen Daldry, co-director of ‘The Jungle’ talking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN - December, 2018.