Presented in Manchester by Contact, Word of Warning and Royal Exchange Theatre
A Jamal Gerald, Transform and Theatre in the Mill co-production
Who would you rather pray to? Beyoncé or white Jesus?
Jamal grew up Catholic in a Caribbean household, but would rather light a candle and worship celebrities than white saints. Combining African diasporic ritual, music and storytelling, IDOL is a spiritual journey that asks what happens when you don’t see yourself represented. Featuring a host of celebrity appearances.
Jamal Gerald is an artist based in Leeds. His work is conversational, socially conscious and a celebration of individuality.
'JAMAL GERALD IS, INTENSELY, FIERCELY HIMSELF ON STAGE' Exeunt
Age Guidance 16+. This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.
Seed commissioned by hÅb, STUN and Contact for Works Ahead. Supported by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council and using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
VENUE: The Studio
PERFORMANCE DATE & TIME: Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm, Friday 20 March, 7.30pm and Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm
RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes (no interval)
AGE GUIDANCE: 16+. This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.
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MUSICIAN/ PERFORMER: Pariss Elektra
MUSICIAN/ PERFORMER: Azizi Cole
DRAMATURGE: Maddy Costa
OUTSIDE EYE: Rachael Young
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Akeim Toussaint Buck
STAGE AND LIGHTING DESIGN: Ben Pacey
COSTUME: Hannah Wilson
RITUAL CONSULTANT: Christella Litras
BSL INTERPRETED: Saturday 21 March (Interpreter by Lauren Lister)