Casting has been announced for the Young Vic Theatre’s production of The Jungle, playing at the theatre from the 7th December. 


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.  

Featuring a global cast including actors from  Afghanistan, Algeria, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, the UK and Zimbabwe, including many from refugee backgrounds, Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy’s play is a story  of loss, fear, community and hope, of the camp’s creation and of its destruction.

The cast will include: Raphael Acloque, Mohammad Amiri, Trevor Fox, Michael Gould, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Ansu Kabia, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner and Nahel Tzegai.

The Jungle is a co-production between the Young Vic and the National Theatre with Good Chance Theatre. It will feature design by Miriam Buether with costumes by Catherine Kodicek, light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Tristan Shepherd.

Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy are the joint-artistic directors of the Evening Standard Special Award-winning Good Chance Theatre which was originally based in the ‘Jungle’ in Calais and then in the north of Paris next to the refugee welcome centre for the first half of 2017.

10% of all ticket sales will go to refugees.

The Jungle will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 7th December until the 6th January 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit:



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