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The Chosen Haram

The Chosen Haram

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Expect a heady mix of love, drugs and Islam. This unique and complex take on circus, performed on two Chinese poles, is emotionally candid with moments of humour and joy set to a banging soundtrack.

The Chosen Haram deals with themes of sexuality, faith, addiction and connection. The story of two gay men and their chance meeting through a dating app, portraying the highs and lows of their relationship and the barriers they face, social, cultural and personally in seeking happiness and personal fulfilment.

The Chosen Haram is based on a combination of lead artist Sadiq Ali’s personal experience, as well as interviews with members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as (ex) Muslim. The show is an exploration into the personal struggles faced by many people whose upbringing contradicts their personal truths, and how this can lead to self-destructive behaviour.

Something that is “Haram” is forbidden by Islam.

Important information

Running time:
65 mins

Age guideline:

Includes scenes of a sexual nature, drug use and images that some people may find upsetting. Contains strobe and flashing lights.

Post show talk: Tuesday 7th November with Bee Jarvis

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Beautiful story, beautifully told

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Beautifully choreographed, totally unmissable

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