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 playlist that has inspired Idol.
Sat 27 April 6pm, Sun 28 April 2pm & 6pm
Advice:Contains strong language, sexual references and full nudity
Language:Performed in English
Running time:70 mins
Events:Post Show Salons, BSL performance on Sun 28 Apr 6pm
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.