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The Chosen Haram

Where
Seymour Centre
Seymour Centre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2006
When

Tuesday 16 January from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Wednesday 17 January from 8:45pm to 9:45pm Thursday 18 January from 8:45pm to 9:45pm Friday 19 January from 8:45pm to 9:45pm Saturday 20 January from 8:45pm to 9:45pm Sunday 21 January from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $29

Circus, desire and forbidden love

“Haram” is anything forbidden by Islam. But what if that applies to the very essence of who you are? Based on lead artist Sadiq Ali’s personal experience and candid interviews with members of the LGBTQI+ community who identify as (ex) Muslim, The Chosen Haram deals with themes of sexuality, faith, addiction and connection in a story of two gay men who meet on a dating app. 

Expertly and emotively performed on Chinese poles and set to a thumping soundtrack, this unique work of physical theatre is a potent mix of love, drugs and the intricacies of Islam. The highs and lows of their relationship and the barriers to happiness they face are made movingly apparent, in a show whose visual flair matches its technical prowess. 

Stacked with physical humour, pain and joy, it’s a love story like no other. 

"Elevates a boy-meets-boy love story into something dream-like." – The Guardian

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