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
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
Tristan Shepherd and Duncan McLean
Julia Horan, CDG
Evening Standard - 5 stars, "Courageous show is a tribute to hope and a sobering reminder"
Winner Special Citation to Cast and Creative Team, The Jungle (St Ann’s Warehouse) Obie Awards 2019
Winner Special Recognition Award to Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson Mousetrap Theatre Awards 2019
(Nominated) Best Set Design What’s On Stage Awards 2019
(Nominated) Director of a Play, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play, Outstanding Set Design of a Play-Drama Desk Awards 2019-
(Nominated) Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, Distinguished Performance Award Ammar Haj-Ahmad and Ben Turner-The Drama League 2019
Winner Best New Production-Broadway World UK Awards 2018
Winner Award for Theatre- Southbank Sky Arts Award 2018
Winner Best Set Design- Evening Standard Awards 2018
WINNER BEST NEW PRODUCTION OF BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARDS 2018
As voted for by the public, the awards celebrate the best long running West End productions.
WINNER OF THE EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARD 2018 FOR BEST DESIGN
More details on the awards here.
(Nominated) Best New Play What’s On Stage Awards 2018 Voted for by the audience,
(NOMINATED) BEST West End Debut Award, The Stage -
an award decided by the public. Miriam Buether; who transformed The Playhouse theatre from plush velvet stalls and proscenium stage to a makeshift camp using thin fabrics and plastic tarpaulin; has also been nominated for Best Set Design. more about the nominations here.
(NOMINATED) 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.