Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s acclaimed The Jungle transfers from the Young Vic to the West End. But what have critics had to say about it? 

The Jungle

WhatsOnStage: ***** “This is the most important play of the decade, not just because it covers the big issue of our times so comprehensively, but because it humanises it.”

The Stage: ***** “The West End transfer of The Jungle not only matches the excellence of the Young Vic version, it raises the bar.”

London ***** “Robertson and Murphy do well to avoid the play coming across as preachy, they let the audience feel by simply telling the story.”

Time Out: *** “Directors Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin create a vivid sense of all the communities living side by side in this small, densely-inhabited patch of French ground”

Evening Standard: ***** “Even if some of the characters’ arguments feel too obviously shoehorned in, The Jungle isn’t preachy. Instead it proves tense, moving and courageous. A tribute to hope and resourcefulness, it’s also a sobering reminder of political issues that remain tragically unresolved.”

Broadway World: ***** “There’s no mistaking that this is one of the most vital pieces of theatre ever to grace the stage, at once dispiriting and inspiring – the human capacity for hope in adversity is quite an extraordinary thing.”

The Guardian: ***** “The result is one of those priceless evenings that enlarges our understanding while appealing to our emotions.”

Exeunt Magazine: ” The story itself is simple. It’s the production’s pace, intimacy and honesty that electrifies.”

The Upcoming: ***** “A play with a message, The Jungle reveals the humanity behind the headlines. Its political outrage clear and obvious, the play effectively demonstrates the challenges we face coming together in a globalised world, but also the value that we can generate when we succeed.”

The Telegraph: ***** “Everyone who can see this, should try to. It’s the most important play in the West End.”


The Jungle will play at the Playhouse Theatre  until the 3rd November. To book tickets click here or  visit ATG Theatre.comTheatre Tickets Tickets or From the Box Office


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