16:37 02 February 2016
Shakespeare Globe is to stage a performance of Hamlet at the migrant camp in Calais called the “Jungle.” Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole said it was “another wonderful example” of the tour’s “ability to reach displaced people.”
There are about 6,000 people live in the Jungle in dangerous and unsanitary conditions.
The event is scheduled on 3 February and is a part of a two-year long world tour of the production.
Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, the show’s artistic directors, said: "As a production which has travelled to audiences all over the world, it is fitting that it visits the camp here in Calais, where the fault lines of over 20 different nations meet."
Mr Murphy added: "We're here for the people who need stimulus... they are in an environment that is not providing any excitement [or] nourishment for the brain."
Performances are also scheduled in Paris, Monaco and Malta, where the audience is made up of Libyan migrants. The tour will end on 23 April 2016, which is Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary.