St. Ann’s Warehouse presents 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.
See it if you'd like to "live" in a Fr refugee camp for 3 hrs. By the end, you'll care abt many chars. And you'll be frustrated w 1st world countries.
Don't see it if you dislike shouting, flashlights in eyes, depressing stories, untradl staging (in the round on platforms). But strong acting, impt message.
See it if an exceedingly timely and relevant play about refugees. A must see. Exceptional staging, direction, and acting.
Don't see it if you can't sit uncomfortably for almost 3 hours in chairs/benches/floors.
See it if An important eye opening play. Really absorbs you into the setting. Performances are extremely realistic. Great production.
Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit for almost 3 hours in unconventional seating. In the end it's worth it however the show could be a little shorter
See it if You want to be totally absorbed into the world of the refugees and experience a dramatic immersive powerful show that will stay with you.
Don't see it if You’re a fan of the ridiculous Orange One in the White House and his policies of caging children and removing them from their families.
Also This is an amazing show. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
See it if A well acted story about the refugee crisis in Europe.
Don't see it if You do not like de er p dramatic plays. If you want a musical or a lighter type show
See it if You want an in the round experience of a compelling refugee story with strong performances. One big plot flaw hurt it (see more).
Don't see it if You don’t like odd non proscenium spaces. My seat hurt after a while. And by gosh RUN to coat check after or you’ll be there forever.
See it if Creative set & staging immerses the audience in a doomed makeshift refugee camp. Unique multi-cultural experience.
Don't see it if Non-linear story with partially developed characters. Intentionally chaotic & noisy. Uncomfortable seating for 3 hrs.
See it if you want to be jolted into considering the plight of migrants in a way you never have considered it before.
Don't see it if you like a clear separation of the space for the audience from the space for the performer.
See it if you're into immersive theater, concerned about the refugee & immigration crisis globally, see the creation of an onstage community
Don't see it if you don't like sitting on benches or platforms in the midst of action, sprawling stories with overlapping dialogue, loud noises & voices
See it if Excitingly staged. Important subject matter. Very unique. Second act much better than the first. Great acting. Impressive.
Don't see it if If you don’t like immersive theater this is not for you. Loud. Stressful at times.
See it if You love immersive theatre and want to hear true-to-life, relevant stories of modern refugees trying to survive.
Don't see it if You dislike immersive theatre or worry that the white saviors will dominate the play (they do), instead of the refugees and their stories.
See it if you're concerned about the refugee crisis around the world with Calais as example; great acting, sound, immersive staging & sets; insightful
Don't see it if don't like long plays, nontraditional staging & seating; shy away from tragic portrayals of human suffering/current events.
See it if you enjoy plays that have a documentary feel to it. This is a true story—and the audience is made to feel like part of the action.
Don't see it if you can't sit on a bench or pillow for 3 hours. With the action going on around the audience, you are bound to miss some words.
See it if inspired by inherently dramatic, modern day epics: founding cities, forging alliances, escape, survival. Non-theater friends will like too.
Don't see it if you prefer the sort of insular theater devices only studied theater people like seeing; are too embedded in first world problems.
See it if you're interested in an immersive depiction of a true story of refugees coming together under challenging conditions.
Don't see it if you'll be depressed by the fact that all their efforts were ultimately for naught.
See it if you're looking for a timely play about the refugee crisis told in an absorbing way with great staging and acting. Important and relevant.
Don't see it if you're not interested in refugee stories, don't care about current events and politics, or can't sit for 3 hours on bench-style seats.
See it if This is the definition of Must see. Must know. It continues today. St Ann's bc a gallery of art, mood, hope and desperation
Don't see it if You have difficulty with bright lights, smoke effects, loud sudden noise and vibration. Otherwise try to get tix to this sold out play.
See it if you like theater that picks you up shakes you around and drops you back in your seat feeling moved by an incredibly powerful piece
Don't see it if you cannot tolerate "real-life" scenarios that deal with immigration and refugees
See it if you like confrontational theater that isn't didactic, makes you think and lets you get absorbed in and care about the characters
Don't see it if if you are in the mood for light entertainment and easy endings.
See it if story of a camp in north of France with refuges from many countries who together create a community from nothing; then it gets bulldozed
Don't see it if you have no empathy, want an uplifting Disney story or jukebox musical
See it if Immersion into the struggle, hope, and journey of refugees that are usually ignored. What's humanity when people are left to die?
Don't see it if White "volunteers" come with mixed intentions to "save" refugees leaves a bad taste. Actors not on one stage front and center annoy you.
See it if In-your-face theater ... essential viewing. Walls exist in our heads. Immersive we should be.
Don't see it if Truth is painful...no fake news. See it, except,is,sold out.
See it if You seek uplift concerning the plight of unwelcome immigrants in an immersive setting
Don't see it if You might be put off by a story of immigrants banding together in community framed as a product of first world enablers.
See it if you care about the plight of refugees & want to see true story portrayed by refugees from many countries
Don't see it if you prefer not to think about the plight of refugees or to feel teary
Also The tranformation of the theater immerses you in the camp experience.
See it if you like immersive works that make you think and feel. The staging, acting, writing are all excellent. Timely and relevant.
Don't see it if you don't care about refugees, or don't like in-your-face theater. Seats are somewhat uncomfortable and it's a long show.