Aid Memoir & The Jungle

Lecturer’s Play About Humanitarian Disaster in Britain to be Performed at City

A play about a version of the future where Britain receives aid from Africa will be performed at City, University of London. The performance of Aid Memoir, which was written by City journalism lecturer Dr Glenda Cooper, will take place on Tuesday 6th November, from 6.30pm. Following the play, there will be a panel discussion with researchers from the university, journalists and aid agency representatives. The event, which is titled Playing With The Way We See Refugees, is open to the public and free to attend.

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The Jungle, Playhouse Theatre

After a sold-out run at the Young Vic, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theatre bring their acclaimed production of “The Jungle” to the West End. Playing a limited season at the Playhouse Theatre, the show sees the venue transformed to accommodate Miriam Buether’s immersive set design. A production about nationality, community and identity, “The Jungle” is a pertinent play that shares the stories of loss, hope and fear from the resilient residents of Europe’s largest refugee camp. Audiences are invited to join them in the Afghan café to split freshly baked naan and sip chai tea as emotive encounters are shared. Featuring the majority of the cast from the Young Vic run, the production is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin and runs at the London venue for a strictly limited season, from 16 June to 3 November 2018.

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