Fringe: The Privileged

Fringe Festival: Jamal Harewood (UK) plays his performance The Privileged during Fringe Festival. A beautiful but confrontational performance on racism and stereotypes.

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This performance plays for 4 days at different times

The Privileged

“An extraordinary charged and disturbing meditation on cultural stereotypes and perceptions and fears”  – The Guardian

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here’s your chance to get 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 pet, played with and fed a polar bear.

This is an audience led participatory performance that uses the excitement of a polar bear encounter to explore race and identity.

“a terrifyingly good show” – Synonyms of Churlish


Jamal Harwood is an artist who creates temporary communities through audience-led participatory events that focus on ideas of identity and race – believing that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. Having graduated from the University of Chichester with an MA in Performance (Theatre), he is now an Associate Artist at Camden People’s Theatre.

Fringe Festival

For 11 days the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will be presenting theatre and dance by talented new, undiscovered and untamed makers at more than 30 venues across Amsterdam. Fringe presents a varied program featuring artists from a wide range of backgrounds, origins and futures.