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.”