This production opened on 16th June and closed 3rd July as part of SFP's RE:EMERGE Season.
2017. 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’Ouvert is 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.
“What people you know can party through all of the earth’s elements?”
J’Ouvert was first produced at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng.
YASMIN JOSEPH – Playwright
REBEKAH MURRELL – Director
SANDRA FALASE in collaboration with CHLOE LAMFORD – Designers
SHELLEY MAXWELL – Movement
SIMISOLA MAJEKODUNMI – Lighting Designer
BETH DUKE – Sound Designer
ISABELLA ODOFFIN – Casting