Playhouse Theatre, London
The Jungle - Playhouse Theatre, London
Age Restriction: To be confirmed.
Important Information: For this production, the producers have transformed part of the auditorium inside the theatre into the world of the Afghan Café in the Calais Jungle. The Calais camp was largely organised by nationality, and the auditorium space has been designed to reflect this. This means that there may be a country or area name on your ticket(s). This will help you find your seats when you arrive, and the friendly theatre team will be on hand to assist. PLEASE NOTE: Box office collection is the only ticket delivery option for this show. Some audience members may be asked to check their bags and coats into a free cloakroom for the duration of the performance. Please allow a little more time than usual to get to your seats before the start of the performance. No latecomers are permitted. If you leave your seat during the performance you may be prevented from readmission to the auditorium.
The Jungle Photos & Video
The West End has welcomed an array of innovative shows over the years and this tradition continues in 2018 as the Playhouse Theatre welcomes this wonderful production that has already enthralled audiences at the Young Vic.
The Jungle will transform the Playhouse into the migrant camps of Calais, providing audiences with a truly immersive theatrical experience as those sat in the stalls are in amongst the action, whilst observers from the Dress and Upper Circles look over them. It will be a chance to witness the hope and the sense of community that was present in the camp before it was closed, with the script from Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson providing a compelling narrative.
The Stalls become the Afghan Café in The Jungle, with the action taking place here and the Stalls transformed into an immersive experience. Meanwhile, those on the Dress Circle are in an area dubbed the Cliffs of Dover, to reflect their looking over events from a distance (the Upper Circle remains the Upper Circle).
Amongst this, the narrative follows the beginnings of the migrant camp and continues through to its demise, with the cultures of many countries present and plenty of stories from refugees.
Whilst the script is expertly crafted by the duo of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, direction comes from another duo in Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, both of whom bring legions of experience to proceedings. Daldry is a well known director whose work spans the stage and screen, including films like The Reader and television series like The Crown, and these have earned him numerous awards and nominations. He has won two Olivier Awards during his career, one for Machinal at the National Theatre in 1994 and another for An Inspector Calls, also at the National Theatre, in 1992.
Together the creative team, including set designer Miriam Buether, have crafted something that will be one of the theatre events of the year. With immersion, a compelling narrative and uplifting stories it should not be missed.
The Jungle follows The Best Man at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre this summer, opening on Saturday 16th June 2018. The production is then followed by Caroline, Or Change in November.
Show & Venue InformationPlayhouse Theatre
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Friday, 02 November 2018
2hr 45min (inc. interval)