The video above is from a post-show discussion featuring David Miliband (CEO, International Rescue Committee), playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, and Kirsty Lang (British Council trustee).
The arrival of The Jungle in the USA
In 2018-19, we partnered with St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY and The Curran in San Francisco on the American premieres of The Jungle. We encouraged people from different sectors to debate the play’s themes through panel discussions.
About the show
This is the place where people suffered and dreamed. Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the English Channel from the UK. 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 and volunteers from many different countries.
Trust Me, I'm an Immigrant
To continue the conversation after The Jungle ended we commissioned a collection of essays entitled Trust Me, I'm an Immigrant, which encapsulate the issues discussed in The Jungle. Please see below for a PDF version of the essays.
Reviews and feature articles
- The Washington Post: See 'The Jungle' and you won't be able to get the plight of refugees out of your head
- The New York Times: How 3 actors overcame Trump's travel ban to take the New York stage
- BBC: The Jungle: Bringing the stories of the Calais camp to the UK
- The New York Times: The Journey From the Calais Jungle to the London Stage
- Videos: Exploring the Calais 'Jungle'; Interview with playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson