“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.
★★★★★ "Powerful, strong and sensual"
– The Queer Review
1 hour, 5 minutes (no interval)