Re:Emerge Season announced for Harold Pinter Theatre from May 2021

The RE:EMERGE season at the Harold Pinter Theatre featuring Amy Berryman’s Walden, Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert and Joseph Charlton’s Anna will start on 22 May 2021.

Re:Emerge Season

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 extraordinary collection of plays curated by Sonia Friedman Productions with Ian Rickson – Artistic Director for the season – tackles urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society, including structural inequality, climate change and the economics of truth in an internet age. Supported using public funding from theNational Lottery through Arts Council England, RE:EMERGE will support the theatre-makers of the future, provide vital work for the freelance community and celebrate the live experience as we begin to build back to the full reopening of British theatre.

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.

The RE:EMERGE Season includes:-



A debut play by Amy Berryman

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun, Lydia Wilson

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

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.




A new play by Yasmin Joseph

16 June – 3 July

Cast: Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy, Zuyane Russell

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

“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.

J’Ouvert was first produced at Theatre503 in a co-production with Bad Breed and Tobi Kyeremateng.




A new play by Joseph Charlton

10 July – 4 August 2021

Cast: Emma Corrin, Nabhaan Rizwan

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

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?

Golden Globe Award-winner Emma Corrin and Royal Television Society’s 2019 Breakthrough star Nabhaan Rizwan make their West End debuts in this searing tale of self-invention, determination, and deceit. ANNA X is a new play by Joseph Charlton, directed by Daniel Raggett which originally ran at the Vault Festival in 2019.

ANNA X is a fictional imagining inspired by real-life events and was originally produced by Rebecca Gwyther at the VAULT Festival, 2019.


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