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The Jungle

Joe Murphy

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This is the place people suffered and dreamed.

Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.

Join the hopeful, resilient residents of ‘The Jungle’, the refugees and volunteers from around the globe who gather at the Afghan Café over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai. They’re just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’sThe Jungle premiered as a co­production between Young Vic and the National Theatre with Good Chance Theatre, commissioned by the National Theatre. It opened at the Young , London, in December 2017

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‘Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening.’

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

Financial Times
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‘Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.’

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‘This devastating, uplifting show celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.’

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‘You’re left awed and appalled by the testimonies of the ordeals endured. It’s warts and all – and that’s the beauty of it.’

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‘This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance.’

Time Out