A woman, shaken by a broken relationship, finds herself discovering love in the last place – and with the last person – she ever expected.
Based on Jade Anouka's own experience, and told through poetry, HEART is a raw and honest exploration of love, loss and self-discovery, celebrating the resilience of the human spirit and the beauty of human connection.
It was first performed by Anouka herself, as an Audible Original audio play, before being presented on stage at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Brixton House in London. This edition of the play also includes a selection of the author's poems.
'Feel the rhythms
Of your own heartbeat
As I tell you a story
'A clear-sighted show delivered in the flush of love'Guardian
'Extra special... There's something for everyone in this hour-long play, and it's well worth taking the time out to make this connection'Broadway World
'A refreshingly bouncy show that brims with swagger… a dynamic debut'The Stage
'Poignant... braided with sincerity and heartache... electrifyingly raw'Time Out
'Powerful, beautiful and full of hope'Theatre Mania
'I couldn't help feeling envious of her way with words – it has to be seen and heard to be believed'LondonTheatre1
'Heart-wrenching... striking and richly felt... Bold, insightful, and unafraid to be afraid, Jade Anouka and HEART are the real deal'All That Dazzles
'Generous and hopeful... Falling in love is the oldest story in the book, although it feels new and alive when Anouka tells it'Reviews Hub
'Lyrical, punchy and powerful storytelling masterpiece'Creative Reviews UK
'[Anouka's] narrative resonates like a modern fairy tale'North West End
'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 (New York)