Last Updated on 17 April 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team
Sonia Friedman has announced the RE:EMERGE season at the Harold Printer Theatre comprising Walden, J’Ouvert and Anna X.
The RE:EMERGE season will create a space for vital, new voices and fresh talent in the West End and beyond, working alongside some of the industry’s greatest theatremakers and artists.
The plays are curated by Sonia Friedman Productions with Ian Rickson acting as Artistic Director for the season. The season will provide support theatre-makers of the future whilst tackling urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society through structural inequality, climate change and the economics of truth in an internet age.
The RE:Emerge season is comprised of:-
WALDEN – Amy Berryman’s debut play.
22 May – 12 June 2021
Directed by Ian Rickson; Design by Rae Smith; Lighting Design by Azusa Ono, Music by Mark Bradshaw; Sound Design: Emma Laxton; Casting: Amy Ball
WHAT IS WALDEN ABOUT?
After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.
WHO IS IN WALDEN?
The cast of Walden are Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun and Lydia Wilson.
J’OUVERT – A new play by Yasmin Joseph
16 June – 3 July 2021
Directed by Rebekah Murrell; Designed by Sandra Falase in collaboration with Chloe Lamford; Movement by Shelley Maxwell; Lighting Design by Simisola Majekodunmi; Sound Design by Beth Duke; Casting by Isabella Odoffin. J’Ouvert was first produced at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng.
WHAT IS J’OUVERT ABOUT?
“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 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.
WHO IS IN J’OUVERT?
The cast of J’Ouvert are Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy, Zuyane Russell
ANNA X – a new play by Joseph Charlton
10 July – 4 August 2021
Directed by Daniel Raggett; Set and Video Design by Mikaela Liakata and Tal Yarden; Lighting Design by Jessica Hung Han Yun; Sound Design by Mike Winship; Costume Design by Natalie Pryce.
WHAT IS ANNA X ABOUT?
Anna. 25. Curator. Retired intern. Previously @RAW magazine. I ♥ art, fashion, NYC.
Ariel. 32. CEO of @GenesisApp. A social and dating network by invitation only. SF-NYC-LDN.
Immersed in an addictive world of front-row fashion shows, private views, and endless parties, Anna and Ariel find themselves struggling to keep up with New York’s dazzling social elite. How far will two outsiders go to construct the identities they want? And at what price?
WHO IS IN ANNA X?
Emma Corrin and Nabhaan Rizwan are in the cast of Anna X
The RE:EMERGE season will open with socially-distanced auditoria, helping to re-open and re-energise our theatres, and will be staged in a Covid safe environment following current government advice and adhering to social distancing guidelines; and in line with Society of London Theatre’s See It Safely campaign.