Cast announced for The Jungle at the Young Vic

Cast announced for The Jungle at the Young Vic

Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, at its peak the Calais ‘Jungle’ was a temporary home to more than 10,000 people, many desperate to find a way to enter the UK.


A co-production between Young Vic and the National Theatre with Good Chance Theatre, commissioned by the Na-tional Theatre. The production is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, with design by Miriam Buether. Costumes are by Catherine Kodicek, light by Jon Clark, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Tristan Shepherd.

Full cast includes: 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.

This is a truly global cast which includes actors from Afghanistan, Algeria, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, the UK and Zimbabwe, including many from refugee backgrounds, some of whom came through the Calais ‘Jungle’.

The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope, of the camp’s creation and of its destruction – and of the many intense, moving and sometimes hilarious encounters between the refugees from many different countries and the volunteers who arrived from the UK. 

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.

Nicole Charles is the Jerwood Assistant Director on The Jungle. The role is supported through the Jerwood Assistant Directors Program at the Young Vic.


Tickets can be purchased by calling the Young Vic Box Office on: 020 7922 2922 – 10% of tickets for The Jungle will be offered to refugees.