The Jungle

Playhouse Theatre

The Jungle

16 Jun 2018 - 03 Nov 2018

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

In the worst places, you meet the best people

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

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep. Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café.

An immersive new play where worlds collide.

The Old Vic's hit transfers to the West End with Buether's original set design and most of the original casr. (Reviews from Old Vic, 2017) 


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“Vital, vibrant and extraordinarily moving... An astonishingly accomplished cast... A haunting, humane masterpiece.”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage, What's On Stage)

“Feels of national significance... A powerful, humane, generous work, as lively and colourful as it is angry and wounded.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“Teeming... Delicately directed... Extraordinarily effective... Characters are lightly but vividly drawn and full of complexity.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Remarkable, compassionate and urgent... Draws on the humane impulse at the heart of theatre.. An important, deeply moving piece.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Remarkable... Superlative staging... Excellent immersive set... Brilliantly cast... Wonderfully humane and illuminating.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“One of the most vital productions of the year. Desperate and vibrant... No sentimentality... A place full of intimate tragedy.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Challenging both physically and emotionally. The cast is excellent... Done with awesome integrity and total commitment.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Buether has designed a visual masterpiece... Speaks of compassion, understanding and empathy... Uncomfortable and unnerving.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“Impressive clarity... Sometimes comic.. You’re left awed and appalled... It’s warts and all – and that’s the beauty of it.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“An urgency, vividness and wit... that becomes more potent as its almost three hours go on.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“ An air of desperate vitality... Expansive, baggy and heartfelt piece, which drips with authenticity in every hard-lived line.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

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