Presented in Manchester by Contact, Word of Warning and Royal Exchange Theatre.

A DARING AND UNAPOLOGETIC EXAMINATION OF RELIGION, POP CULTURE AND BLACK REPRESENTATION

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’

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      ‘Idol by Jamal Gerald is really something. The sound! The movement! The energy in the space! The crashing together of vulnerability and ferocity!’

      Selina Thompson

      AGE GUIDANCE: 16+ This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.

      BSL INTERPRETED: Sat 21 March, 7.30pm (Interpreter: Lauren Lister)

      This event takes place at Royal Exchange Theatre

      Royal Exchange, Old Bank St, Manchester, M2 7PE

      A Jamal Gerald, Transform and Theatre in the Mill co-production. 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.

      • Price
        £13/£11/£7
      • Venue

        Royal Exchange Theatre, Old Bank St, Manchester, M2 7PE

      • Ages
        16+
      • Booking info

        This performance contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity.

        BSL INTERPRETED: Sat 21 March, 7.30pm (Interpreter: Lauren Lister)

      Date Time
      19/03/2020 - 21/03/2020
      Royal Exchange Theatre
      7.30pm Book