Jamal Harewood presents


Written & performed by Jamal Harewood

They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it – is this true?

Become the contestant or host in an audience led game show that puts the words we use under a magnifying glass.

Following The Privileged (Orbit Festival 2016), Jamal Harewood returns to HOME with Word.

Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient with additional support from Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the University of Chichester, and The Arts Council England National Lottery fund.

“This is audience participation par excellence… It was universally accepted that the evening had been well spent and that comfort zones had been nudged ever so slightly.” – Quays Life

“Crucially discomforting.” – Megan Vaughan

Want to know more about Jamal Harewood?

Jamal Harewood is a live artist who creates temporary communities through participatory events and believes that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. The performances create a focus on themes of identity and race within the community.


  • Recommended age 16+
  • Running time 60 mins
  • Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion
  • This show contains swearing
  • £12.50 full / £10.50 conc
  • Want to see two shows in one night? For £20 full / £18 conc see Word + Queens of Sheba on Tue 1 Oct. Discount will be added automatically to your basket.