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Saturday, 16 June 2018
Saturday, 3 November 2018
The Playhouse theatre is your venue for a totally brilliant, uplifting and intense piece of theatre from the pens of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. Welcome to The Jungle, the famous refugee camp just outside Calais where thousands of the world's unwanted refugees, who had fled from war-torn places like Syria and Afghanistan, were abandoned while others debated their future. It might sound grim but in fact this is a wonderful play with a massive heart, a piece of theatre that'll bring the fate of The Jungle's residents home to you in the most remarkable way.
This play is being staged in the round, which means the audience surrounds the stage. In this case you have two choices of seats, either up high above the action in the 'white cliffs of Dover' or in the middle of the 'cafe' at the centre of the action, surrounded by 'refugees'. Either way you'll hear all sorts of stories, some sad and some happy, some hard to believe they're so extraordinary. No wonder The Guardian called it, “An extraordinarily effective piece of theatre. It celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.”