HEN DOES a place became a place?” asks the watchful Safi.
Safi (Ammar Haj Ahmad) is a Syrian refugee and also the narrator of this remarkable new play by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson. It is set in the once notorious, now razed, migrant and refugee camp known by its thousands of inhabitants as the Jungle.
The Joes, as the two Yorkshire-born writers are sometimes known, were responsible for setting up the Good Chance theatre there. This was an oasis of relative safety in the camp where people whose daily objective was to survive, and also to attempt a dangerous crossing to the UK, could tell their stories, or listen to those told by others. The genius of Miriam Buether’s design is that it replicates the camp with such accuracy that anyone who knew it (I reported from
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