The Privileged by Jamal Harewood

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 25 Jan, 20:00

Advisory age: 16+

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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 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, identity and the community.

The performance runs approximately 60 minutes with no interval. There will be a post show discussion as part of our Theatre Club for those who wish to stay.

Ticket information

£10, £9 members - become a member


  • ' extraordinary charged and disturbing meditation on cultural stereotypes and perceptions and fears'

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
  • 'simple, beguiling and haunting.'

    What’s OnStage

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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