Taking Chances

Gracie Hays speaks to The Jungle’s writers, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, about their first days in Calais, the meaning of Good Chance, and sharing the stories of refugees.

March 25, 2019


Want to know where to sit for THE JUNGLE? Every seat offers a completely unique experience for this amazing, immersive production - including the mezzanine. Take a look at each vantage point and choose which experience you want for THE JUNGLE.

March 21, 2019

Watch the Curran become THE JUNGLE

For three weeks, we worked to world build The Jungle. Watch as our proscenium stage tranforms into Miriam Buether's award-winning set design.

March 20, 2019

Eric Canaj / Magnum Photos

The Calais Jungle

For many Britons, the refugee camp at Calais must have seemed like the crucible of the European migration crisis in 2015. It was the focus of British media coverage: the place where British drivers became trapped in endless tailbacks as police searched vehicles for stowaways attempting to reach the promised land of Kent.

March 14, 2019

Jose Farinha

From Peshawar to Calais: Eating in The Jungle

The first refugee story I covered was a famine in southern Sudan. An editor on the paper (now departed) implored me not to go. Sending a food critic to report on a famine was just bad taste. But who would you trust with bad taste if not a food critic?

March 14, 2019


The Jungle fund was established in 2018 in response to audiences wanting to support refugee causes highlighted in the show. To date The Jungle Fund has raised nearly $100,000 from audiences across London, New York and San Francisco. Every dollar you donate will support displaced people through its US registered organisation Choose Love inc.

February 14, 2019

Carole's #CURRAN2019 Inspiration

A note from Carole, regarding the transitions & excitement ahead around #CURRAN2019.

January 11, 2019


When Mohamed arrived in Calais, the camp’s population was at its highest with over 8,000 people living there. He had experienced isolation during his journey across Europe. Now it was intensified. ‘I grew up in a village where every morning you have tea with your neighbours. [In the camp] you don’t spend time with your people. You are on your own, sleep alone and wake up on your own. This is my life now.’

March 6, 2019

Watch The Curran Become The Jungle

Watch the transformation of the Curran stage as we prepare to invite you to THE JUNGLE.

January 11, 2019

The Jungle

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of THE JUNGLE – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Take a seat in an Afghan Café, where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger.

After taking London and New York by storm, THE JUNGLE transforms the Curran theater into this “vigorously engrossing production” (The New York Times) in which “in which theatre shakes hands with the world.” (The Sunday Times).