The Privileged

Jamal Harewood

3 November 2017, 19.00-21.00

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal – remove your shoes, coats and bags, as you are about to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin.

Join a well-trained member of staff as we enter the polar bear’s natural habitat and experience this animal like never before. Be one of the privileged few to say they have petted, played with, and fed a polar bear as if you were one of the Arctic keepers.

Vivid Live is pleased to present Jamal Harewood’s acclaimed ‘The Privileged’; an audience led participatory performance that uses the excitement of a polar bear encounter to explore race, identity and the community.

“an extraordinary charged and disturbing meditation on cultural stereotypes and perceptions and fears” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“a terrifyingly good show” – Megan Vaughan, Synonyms of Churlish

#The Privileged #WhiteSkinBlackFur

Running Time: 60 mins + A post show discussion | Suitable for ages 16+

(note: audience interactivity can impact on time)

Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion which the audience is invited to stay for.

Booking essential – tickets available here


Company Bio

The Privileged is written & performed by Jamal Harewood.

Jamal Harewood is an artist who creates temporary communities through participatory events that focus on ideas of identity and race; believing that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. He has a keen interest in abolishing the performer/ audience hierarchy that frequently occurs within theatre.

Jamal is an Associate Artist at Camden People’s Theatre. In 2015 he was one of SPILL Festival’s National Showcase Artists (The Privileged) and is a recipient of the 2016 Spring Commission (Word). | @Harewooo |

Created and performed by Jamal Harewood | Promotional Photography by Tara Yarahmadi | Mentored by Selina Thompson, Sheila Ghelani & Pete Phillips (of Search Party)

Supported by and developed at University of Chichester, SPILL Festival of Performance & the Arts Council England National Lottery fund.


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