- Venue: Other Space
- Duration: 70 mins
- Age Guidance: 16+
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Contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity
- Other: Venue: Prime Studios, 94 - 96 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1HD,
- Languages: Performed in English
More Information on Idol – Transform 19
JAMAL GERALD (UK)
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”
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.
PRESENTED AS PART OF TRANSFORM 19, A FESTIVAL OF POWERFUL INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE – 26 APRIL – 4 MAY 19 – TRANSFORMFESTIVAL.ORG
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance
- - Socially Distanced Performance