ABOUT THE SEASON
RE:EMERGE will create a space for vital, new voices and fresh talent in the West End, working alongside some of the industry’s greatest theatremakers and artists, tackling urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society, including structural inequality, climate change and the economics of truth in an internet age. Supported by Arts Council England, RE:EMERGE will celebrate and support the theatre-makers of the future, and provide vital work for the freelance community.
Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season, with Artistic Director Ian Rickson, intends to help re-open and re-energise our theatres, and will be staged in an environment with strict adherence to the UK Government’s Roadmap guidelines and Step 3 protocols; and in line with Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre's See It Safely campaign.
“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 amidst the soca, sequins, and endless feathers, Jade and Nadine are fighting for space in a world that should be theirs. A timely echo of Caribbean resistance across centuries, J’OUVERT is a joyful and fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat.
J’OUVERT marks the debut play of James Tait Black Award-winner Yasmin Joseph and directorial debut of actor Rebekah Murrell (Nine Night), coming together with Annice Boparai (Trojan Horse), Gabrielle Brooks (Twelfth Night), Sapphire Joy (Our Country’s Good) and DJ Zuyane Russell to tell this epic story at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
J’Ouvert originated at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng.