The RE:EMERGE season, with Ian Rickson as its artistic director, tackles issues integral to rebuilding society, including structural inequality, climate change, and the economics of truth in an internet age.
The three titles are Amy Berryman’s Walden, directed by Rickson and starring Gemma Arterton, Fehinti Balogun, and Lydia Wilson; Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert, directed by Rebekah Murrell and starring Annice Boparai, Gabrielle Brooks, Sapphire Joy, and Zuyane Russell; and Joseph Charlton’s Anna X, directed by Daniel Raggett and starring Emma Corrin and Nabhaan Rizwan.
Walden opens the season, running May 22-June 12, followed by J’Ouvert (June 16-July 3) and Anna X (July 10-August 4).
The RE:EMERGE season opens to socially distanced audiences and is staged in a COVID-safe environment following government advice. All three productions will be filmed for future broadcast, with J’Ouvert being shown on BBC Four.
(Updated May 22, 2021)