YORK arts promoters SLAP – it stands for Salacious Live Alternative Performance – will present Jamal Gerald's new show Dogmatic as part of the York Festival of Ideas at King's Manor, Exhibition Square, on Friday at 7pm.

"Jamal used to be dogmatic. Well, he still slightly is, but now he is more open to hearing different opinions," says SLAP co-producer Lydia Cottrell. "Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection, Dogmatic focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him."

Commissioned by Theatre In The Mill, Dogmatic combines storytelling, performance lecture, audience discussion and protest in its examination of the concept that all views should be expressed and challenged. "Is no idea above scrutiny?" the show asks.

Dogmatic is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further backing from Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Cast, Live Art Bistro, Home Live Art and Live Art UK through Diverse Actions.

The show is suitable for age 16 upwards and admission is free. Tickets can be booked at slapyork.co.uk/Upcoming.