About J’Ouvert

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Booking to 3 July 2021
No longer booking

An exciting new play at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Sonia Friedman Productions, with Ian Rickson, present the RE:EMERGE season – an extraordinary collection of bold, new plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre from May 2021.

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.

J’Ouvert originated at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng, and is booking until 3 July 2021 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London

What’s the Story?

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.

Who’s in it? J’Ouvert Cast

The cast features Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy and DJ Zuyane Russell.

Creative Team

Written by Yasmin Joseph and directed by Rebekah Murrell.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A blazing play. A glorious feather-bedecked, exuberantly performed reminder of what theatre is for. Rejoice.” THE STAGE

★ ★ ★ ★ “A beautifully rendered love letter to Notting Hill Carnival” INDEPENDENT

★ ★ ★ ★ “A blast: vibrant, electrifying staging. Uplifting.” FINANCIAL TIMES

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 3 July 2021

Important Notes

This Event has enhanced COVID-19 protective measures

This event has socially distanced seating, meaning seats can only be booked in spread out blocks. This is to ensure guests are spaced at a safe distance from each other during the performance.

Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453

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