Full cast announced for The Jungle's West End transfer
They join the already confirmed Alex Lawther, Trevor Fox and Ben Turner
The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle.
Tiran Aakel, Gerard Carey, Alexander Devrient, Cherno Jagne, Kiki Kendrick, Freddie Meredith, Sara Mokonen, Yasin Moradi, Jonathan Nyati, Dominic Rowan and Eric Sirakian join the already confirmed Mohammad Amiri, Elham Ehsas, Trevor Fox, Moein Ghobsheh, Ammar Haj Ahmad, Alex Lawther, Jo McInnes, John Pfumojena, Rachel Redford, Rachid Sabitri, Mohamed Sarrar, Ben Turner and Nahel Tzegal who transferred with the show from the Young Vic.
The Jungle originally ran last year at the Young Vic, directed by Stephen Daldry to superb reviews, including a five star write up from WhatsOnStage. The piece is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which became a home for more than 10,000 people in 2015.
Previewing from 16 June (World Refugee Day), it opens on 5 July at the Playhouse Theatre. The theatre will be transformed for the show, reconfigured to house Miriam Buether's set design where audiences are invited to sit at benches and tables of the Afghan cafe in the Calais camp.
The dress circle has been renamed Cliffs of Dover, and the circle will retain its traditional theatre seating. The stage extends beyond the proscenium arch and over the stalls and video screens will offer a close-up 'live news broadcast' of the action. Charity Help Refugees, which was established alongside the Good Chance Theatre in the Calais Jungle, will be supported by the production.
The company is made up of actors from around the world with cast from Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan, Eritrea, England, Zimbabwe, Syria, America, Congo, Wales, Scotland, The Gambia, Morocco, Lebanon and Germany.