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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

Written by
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson

Directors
Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin

Set Designer
Miriam Buether

Costumer Designer
Catherine Kodicek

Lighting Designer
Jon Clark

Sound Designer
Paul Arditti

Compositions
John Pfumojena

Video Designers
Tristan Shepherd and Duncan McLean

UK Casting
Julia Horan, CDG

 

TOUR

The Curran

ST Ann's warehouse

PlayhousE

Young Vic

 
A significant event in which theater shakes hands with the world.
— ★★★★★ The Sunday Times on The Jungle
 

AWARDS

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.