Off the back of a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe, Jade Anouka is bringing her debut play HEART to Brixton House in London.
Told through a blend of poetry and electronic music, HEART is a raw and intimate exploration of the realities of complex relationships - navigating love, loss and self-discovery through storytelling and music, and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit.
HEART features live music and sound design by Grace Savage, creating a fusion of monologue and music.
Recounting the personal experiences as a woman shaken by the end of her marriage, the beginning of a new chapter, and the battles with her beast, HEART uncovers the beauty of human connection and self-acceptance.
"I had gone through a big change in my life, and the five or so years leading up to writing HEART were full of discovery, heartache, beauty, sadness, and joy - but I hadn’t really processed it all..." explains Jade Anouka. "I’d always used poetry as a way to release feelings I felt were trapped inside or as a way to step back and look at things from a different angle, and HEART began as one long poetic spewing of feelings written in one sitting. Thankfully for everyone it has gone through many rewrites and edits; I’ve had brilliant dramaturgical support and now it’s a piece of theatre that I believe is affecting, engaging and important."
"It’s beyond just me now..." continues Jade. "This is for all the queers, their loved ones and those who want to be better."
"I am so excited to say we finally get to bring HEART home, and where better than Brixton House Theatre in my beloved South London. And this time it’s extra special as I’m self-producing and it’s such a personal story. It’s been a long journey to get here and the live music and beatboxing from Grace Savage is going to lift this production to another level."