Annice Boparai (17, The Vaults; Trojan Horse, Edinburgh) and Yvette Boakye (Girls, UK tour and Soho Theatre; Heroine & Kanye The First, HighTide Festival) will bring to life J’Ouvert, the debut play from one of Theatre503’s resident playwright’s Yasmin Joseph. An incredible team of black women and non-binary artists join forces to present a rhythmic and vibrant testimony of womanhood.
It’s Notting Hill Carnival and the streets in West London are alive. In dazzling colour and endless sequins and feathers, Jade and Nadine are fighting for space in a world they thought was theirs. J’Ouvert is a hilarious and fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat.
Rebekah Murrell (Nine Night, National Theatre, Trafalgar Studios) will make her directorial debut offering a timely reflection on the Black British experience and the sexual politics that are experienced at Carnival and beyond.
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday matinees, 3pm
Tickets are available from www.theatre503.com or 020 7978 7040 priced from £10 - £18.
Theatre 503, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW
Wed 29 May 2019 to Sat 22 Jun 2019