REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

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

London Theatre.co.uk★★★★★ 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.”

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.