Already closed | 2h 30m | Brooklyn

The Jungle

From 123 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging, Thought-provoking

About the show

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents the U.S. premiere of this acclaimed work from London which brings to life the powerful, short-lived, self-governing society of the jungle, a refugee camp in northern France. More…

The play is a remembrance of the now bulldozed camp in Calais, France known as the Jungle, where thousands of refugees who had escaped drought, war, and strife-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East waited for their “good chance” passage to Britain. With minimal resources in the squalid, sprawling landfill-turned-makeshift-camp, immigrants and committed volunteers built a warm, self-governing, diverse society—with restaurants, shops, a school, a church—from nothing.

2h 30m | Already closed | St Ann's Warehouse (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (123)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging, Thought-provoking
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December 9th, 2018
for a previous production "The show summons, with uncanny clarity, the vigorous chaos from which a provisional order gradually emerges...There is tension, of course, and apprehension and suspicion...But the clashes are often comic, and the pure energy of actors creating a world of people creating a world of their own is e...
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December 13th, 2018
for a previous production "If you’re looking for effortless exposition or delicate characterization, this nearly three-hour immersive play won’t afford it. It’s not artful as a piece of drama; rather, it’s a deliberate cacophony of voices...The piece is impressive, and it has moments of virtuosity, especially in the music...
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December 9th, 2018
for a previous production "It's a stunning feat of design, but it's not the only aspect that makes this marvelously realized production...essential viewing...The work packs a powerful punch in the current political era...The play's writing sometimes lacks cohesion and feels manipulative, making it not always as artful as ...
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December 9th, 2018
for a previous production "In spite of exquisite design and a substantial production, the play itself is shaky...Despite extreme efforts at verisimilitude, a noble purpose, and a vitally important subject, the storytelling comes across as heavy-handed...substituting atmosphere for dramaturgy...It’s devastating to spend al...
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