The Jungle

A National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre

by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin


An immersive, powerful experience. A deeply moving piece of theatre.’
Financial Times


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.

The heart-stopping stories of those who inhabited this desolate patch of land in France roar back to life in this shockingly intimate and wildly acclaimed production that plunges us directly into its subject matter. Hailed by critics as “thrilling...ravishing...devastating” (New York Times) and “a significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world” (The Sunday Times), The Jungle is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed.

After taking London and New York by storm, The Jungle arrives at the Curran, transforming the traditional proscenium theater into Miriam Buether’s award-winning set design. To accommodate this incredibly unique staging, the Curran will be completely transformed and — in the process — the capacity will be reduced to an intimate 600 seats.