J'OUVERT Tickets

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Our Review 4 / 5

“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.

Previews from |
16th June 2021
Opening date |
21st June 2021
Booking from |
12th June 2021
Available until |
3rd July 2021
Closes |
3rd July 2021
Categories |
Yasmin Joseph
Rebekah Murrell
Cast list:
Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy and Zuyane Russell

Harold Pinter Theatre Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of J'OUVERT


What an electrifying explosion of joy J'Ouvert is, incandescent with rich colour, fiery passion, and coruscating wit. It’s the debut play of Yasmin Joseph, first seen pre-Covid at the brilliant, future-forging fringe venue Theatre 503, then on TV as part of the BBC’s recent Lights Up strand, and now, triumphantly, storming the West End stage in Sonia Friedman’s Re:Emerge season of new work. It’s not a perfect piece, but it displays the kind of fresh talent that makes theatregoing... Read more

Latest J'OUVERT News & Features

'J'Ouvert' star Sapphire Joy on creating space for the underrepresented in theatre
Friday, 25 June, 2021, 10:51
Notting Hill Carnival may be cancelled for the second year running, and swathes of people may not be congregating to dance together for a while, but theatre can transport us anywhere. J’Ouvert at the Harold Pinter Theatre has audiences imagining they’re partying all night long. Set at the world-famous carnival, J’Ouvert (pronounced like duvet) follows three friends as they find their personal space in a world that should be theirs. Yasmin Joseph’s carnival play...
Photo credit: J''Ouvert (Photo by Helen Murray)
‘J’Ouvert’ to open at Harold Pinter Theatre
Thursday, 15 April, 2021, 10:54
The Harold Pinter Theatre will open with a collection of new plays from Sonia Friedman Productions. As part of the RE:EMERGE season, Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert will make its West End premiere from 16 June - 3 July, and will also be available to watch on BBC Four this spring as part of the Lights Up initiative.  Speaking about the season, which includes J’Ouvert, Sonia Friedman said: “After what has been such a devastating year for so many it fills me with the greatest...
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