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PRESENTED BY SADIQ ALI AND PRODUCED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS

The Chosen Haram

Thursday 2nd Feb 2023, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £18.25 / Concessions Price £14.75 (including booking fees)

A stunning circus performance based on real life experiences of LGBTQ+ people who identify as (ex) Muslim.

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 personal 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.

Season Ticket Offer

If you’re struggling to decide what to come and see this season, you can take advantage of our season ticket and benefit from a 25% discount when you book at least 3 of the following shows in the same transaction: The Comedy Network (February), The Chosen Haram, Teechers Leavers ’22, UNKNOWNREALMS, On Track and Around the World in 80 Days – the 25% discount will be automatically applied at checkout. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively to tickets already purchased.

Information about your visit

Our 2023 live events have gone on sale at full capacity with no social distancing. Should government or industry guidelines change, we will update visitor information and will contact all those who have booked tickets. As a publicly funded organisation, we need to ensure everyone, including those who are disabled or clinically extremely vulnerable, can attend if they wish. If you would like to come to one of our performances but would not be able to attend unless a space was left either side, please contact our Box Office team to discuss your booking. Find out more about your visit.

Duration: 1hr 5mins (no interval)

Age guide: 16+

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

The Chosen Haram has been created with funding from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.