As part of SFP’s RE:EMERGE season
Cast: Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy, Zuyane Russell
Directed by Rebekah Murrell
Designed by Sandra Falase in collaboration with Chloe Lamford; Movement by Shelley Maxwell; Lighting Design by Simisola Majekodunmi; Sound Design by Beth Duke; Casting by Isabella Odoffin
“What people you know can party through all of the earth’s elements?”
Carnival is here. The streets of Notting Hill are alive with history and amongst the pulsating soca, dazzling colour, and endless sequins and feathers, Jade and Nadine are fighting for space in a world they thought was theirs. A timely reflection on the Black British experience and sexual politics of Carnival, J’Ouvertis a piercing, hilarious and fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat.
2017. J’Ouvertwas first produced at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng.