J’Ouvert by Yasmin Joseph
16 June – 3 July 2021

Harold Pinter Theatre

J'Ouvert by Yasmin Joseph, Harold Pinter Theatre
J'Ouvert by Yasmin Joseph, Harold Pinter Theatre

As part of SFP’s RE:EMERGE season

Cast: Annice BoparaiGabrielle BrooksSapphire JoyZuyane 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.

Read our 2019 interview with Yasmin Joseph. 

NEED TO KNOW: J’Ouvert is at Harold Pinter Theatre Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN from 16 June to 3 July 2021 | Tickets for J’Ouvert range from £5 | Book Now