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 refugee and migrant 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.
‘THE JUNGLE DOES EVERYTHING THEATRE DOES BEST & MORE. STAGGERING.’
The Playhouse Theatre has undergone an unprecedented transformation, and is totally unrecognisable as a traditional proscenium theatre for the duration of The Jungle. Miriam Buether’s critically-acclaimed set design has completely transformed the auditorium into the world of the Afghan Café at the heart of the the Calais camp.
TWO UNIQUE SEATING EXPERIENCES
Audiences are invited to sit at the benches and tables of the Afghan Café in the stalls, as seen at the Young Vic. The West End production also offers the brand new experience of watching from the Dress Circle, which has been renamed ‘Cliffs of Dover’. The Dress Circle experience is be completely unlike anything regular attenders have witnessed before, with unique views over the newly transformed performance space below, enhanced by accompanying video screens relaying ‘live news broadcast’ style footage.
Wherever you sit, prepare to be transported into the world of the Calais camp, where a community forged from necessity shares its unimaginable stories of hope against all odds.