Additional casting announced for the West Coast premiere of The Jungle at San Francisco's Curran

27 February 2019


Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco’s Curran.

Set in Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, The Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for The Jungle are $25—$165 and are available now at SFCURRAN.com/jungle. $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX. 

The company is made up of actors from countries around the world, including actors from refugee backgrounds, some of whom came through the Jungle. Newly announced cast members include Moe Bar-El, Lorraine Bruce, Tommy Letts, Catherine Luedtke, Zara Rasti, Ibrahim Renno, Rachid Sabitri, Bisserat Tseggai, Tim Wright, and Khaled Zahabi.

Previously announced cast members include Alexander Devrient, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Trevor Fox, Yasin Moradi, Jonathan Nyati, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Dominic Rowan, Mohamed Sarrar, Milan Tajmiri, Ben Turner, and Nahel Tzegai all of whom transfer from the West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Less than three years after its massive and historic renovation, Curran’s 1600 seat proscenium theater will once again undergo a remarkable transformation in order to house THE JUNGLE’s 360° staging and designer Miriam Buether’s award-winning set. Audiences will inhabit the world of the Afghan café in the Calais camp, with the mezzanine allowing unique views over the performance space. This extraordinary transformation will reduce the capacity of the theater to an intimate 600 seats.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Join the residents over freshly baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café. Take a seat where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality, amidst squalor and danger. This “devastating, uplifting show” (The Guardian) is “a story we need to hear” (Time Out London).