PRODUCTIONS > THE JUNGLE
by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertston
Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. 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 freshly 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.
Visit our YouTube channel to listen to the writers, directors, cast and creative team who made the show happen.
Rehearsal photography from Playhouse Theatre, 2018 ©Ammar Haj Ahmad
Evening Standard - 5 stars, "Courageous show is a tribute to hope and a sobering reminder"
NOMINATED FOR WHAT’S ON STAGE AWARDS 2019
Voted for by the audience, The Jungle has been nominated for Best New Play.
Miriam Buether has also been nominated for Best Set Design.
Read more about the nominations here.
WINNER OF BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARDS 2018
BEST NEW PRODUCTION
As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best long running West End productions.
More about the award and winners here.
WINNER OF THE SOUTH BANK SKY ARTS AWARD FOR THEATRE 2018
WINNER OF THE EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARD 2018 FOR BEST DESIGN
Miriam Buether transformed The Playhouse theatre from plush velvet stalls and proscenium stage to a makeshift camp using thin fabrics and plastic tarpaulin.
More details on the awards here.
NOMINATED FOR THE STAGE'S WEST END DEBUT AWARDS
The Jungle was nominated for the West End Debut Award by The Stage - an award decided by the public. The writers, Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy as well as actor Mohammad Amiri were nominated for the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award.
Read more about the awards night here.