Extended by popular demand!
St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
a Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatre and Young Vic
By Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson
Directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin
DEC 4-JAN 27
Tickets start at $36
Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Take a seat in an Afghan Café, where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger. After taking London by storm, The Jungle transforms St. Ann’s Warehouse into this “devastating, uplifting show” (The Guardian) about “a story we need to hear” (Time Out London).
Recommended ages 12+. This production contains Smoke effects; Strobe/ flashing lights; Cigarette smoking; Strong language; Loud noises and gunshot sounds; Prolonged periods of darkness; Images which some may find disturbing.
Extraordinary & heart-stopping. This Jungle is vivid and complex in its portrayal of human resilience in the face of humanitarian catastrophe. It celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.
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A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world.
—THE SUNDAY TIMES
Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening... Miriam Buether’s set is a triumph...
Exuberant, full of music and movement. This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance.
—TIME OUT LONDON
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Astonishing...The West End just got a heart transplant.
A remarkable, powerful & deeply moving piece of theater. Excellent performances.
Brimful of hope, humour and humanity
Exceptionally moving. Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.
One of the most vital productions of the year.
Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson speak with The New York Times about the Journey from the Calais Jungle to the London stage
Co-Director Justin Martin discusses developing The Jungle
Vanity Fair interview with Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Listen to the new album Sounds of Refuge from John Falsetto, Mohamed Sarrar and Ammar Haj Ahmad
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY>>
Major production support of The Jungle provided by The JKW Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Good Chance Theatre, SHS Foundation, Curtis Cravens and Martha Berry, Jolie and Gabriel Schwartz, The British Council, Antonia and David Belt, Nancy and Chad Dickerson, Leyli Zohrenejad, and Alexander Leff, with additional support from Maxine Isaacs, Matthew Putman, Naomi and Pedro Torres-Mackie, John Johnson & Susan Short, Andrew and Susan Weissman, Roy and Melissa Salamé, Scott Cohen and Liz Sherman.
The world premiere of The Jungle at Young Vic in December 2017 was a Young Vic and National Theatre co-production with Good Chance Theatre. The Jungle was originally commissioned by the National Theatre.
In London’s West End, The Jungle is lead produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Tom Kirdahy, and Hunter Arnold.
Opening Night | SUN DEC 9
VoicesOn Talkback | TUE DEC 11
Following the 7:30 pm performance, please join us for a talkback with cast and creatives.
Circle Dinner | TUE DEC 11
Pre-Curtain Cocktails | THURS JAN 10
Student Matinee & Youth Empowerment Day | THURS JAN 17
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FREE HS Student Performance – Thurs. Jan 17 at St. Ann’s
Warehouse! **Limited Ticket Offer**
Take advantage of a free outreach to engage our teens in The Jungle (Good Chance Theatre in association with London’s Young Vic and National Theatres) captures life in a camp in Calais, France where thousands of refugees escaped from drought, war, and strife-torn countries of Africa and the Middle East on their way to the UK. In a cold, muddy and scary environment, immigrants and committed volunteers built a warm, self-governing, diverse society – with restaurants, a school, church, theater, and shops – out of nothing. The play
fiercely conjures the community’s final months before being bulldozed by the
French government. A remembrance meticulously rendered by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, two young theater makers who have faithfully replicated the daily endless cycles of survival and threat, social contracts and institutional failures, creative thought and action, compassion and empathy that created a short-term society that enriched them all.
EXCLUSIVE ARTS OFFICE THEATER PROGRAM OFFER INCLUDES:
STUDENT MATINEE of The Jungle on Thurs. Jan 17 @ 2 PM (Running Time: 2
hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission)
– Limited Free Student tickets (min 15- max 30) for NYCDOE Public High Schools
– Complimentary In-School Workshops to prepare students to attend THE
– Post-show Discussion with Artists
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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DAY – Thurs. Jan 17 (10 am to 1 pm)
Includes: Workshop, Student Matinee of THE JUNGLE and Artist Discussion
Limited to 50 Students.
St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water Street
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Apply early as space is limited.
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