Jade Anouka’s debut play is a raw and honest exploration of love, loss, and self-discovery. The play tells the story of a woman grappling with the end of her marriage and the beginning of a new chapter in her life.
Told through poetry, HEART celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the beauty of human connection, this groundbreaking play is a must-see for all the misfits, all those who have ever felt “other”.
With live music and sound design by 4x UK Beatbox champion Grace Savage, expect performance poetry, gig theatre, spitting lyrics to beatboxing and heavy bass.
“I couldn’t help feeling envious of her way with words – it has to be seen and heard to be believed.” LondonTheatre1
“Lyrical, punchy and powerful storytelling masterpiece” Creative Reviews Uk
“A fleet-footed and clear-sighted debut play…The storytelling blends shades of performance poetry and rap while Savage’s sound desk punctuates beastly rumbles and celestial waves with thumping breaths.” The Guardian
“Beautiful storytelling. I loved the lyricism of the writing and the smoothness of the performance.” UKTW
“Her narrative resonates like a modern fairy tale, told in tones reminiscent of Eminem and Taylor Swift, and we’re inevitably won over.” North West End
“casually charismatic, effortlessly charming performer.” New York Times
“uniformly piercing spoken-word poetry, which sets HEART apart.” New York Theatre Guide
“the real joy of HEART is the words, and these — part iambic pentameter, part rap — have been masterfully crafted and presented by Anouka.” INTO More
Writer / Performer Jade Anouka
Composer / Musician Grace Savage
HEART was first produced by Audible Theater in association with Kate Pakenham Productions at The Minetta Lane Theatre, NY in July 2022. It was developed with the support of the Kiln Theatre.