J'OUVERT

“What people you know can party through all of the earth’s elements?”

2017. 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.

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Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Charing Cross

Buses

14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176

Nearest Car Parks

Q-Park Trafalgar in Spring Gardens, Q-Park Chinatown and Q-Park Soho

Reviews

The Stage

'A blazing play. A glorious feather-bedecked, exuberantly performed reminder of what theatre is for. Rejoice.'

Financial Times

'Rebekah Murrell’s production is a blast: a vibrant, electrifying staging, soaked in soca music, that has the audience swaying in their seats'

The Times

'Carnival comes to the West End in Yasmin Joseph’s spirited musical play'

Independent

'A beautifully rendered love letter to Notting Hill Carnival'

WhatsonStage

'The West End trembles with the awesome power of Carnival.'

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