Joint by Jay Bernard
Written by Jay Bernard, Joint is a new work about joint enterprise, a contested law – and one often used in racist and classist ways – which criminalises people based on their foresight of a crime, not whether they actually committed it.
Directed by Jo Tyabji and performed by Indra Ove, this story of a young woman's life and vital teenage friendship was commissioned for Southbank Centre's 2021 London Literature Festival.
Joint was given its premiere screening as part of National Poetry Library Open Day in the Royal Festival Hall's Level 5 Function Room, and online, at 2pm on Saturday 23rd October 2021.
Following on from this scratch performance and film, Joint will be performed as part of Southbank Centre's Literature and Spoken Word Summer Season and Purcell Sessions on the 9 & 10 July 2022, in our Purcell Room.