$30 - $59
24 - 26 MAR 2023

Lead Artist/Performer: Sadiq Ali, Co-devised & performed by Hauk Pattison, Produced by Turtle Key Arts.

An award-winning, emotionally candid work about sexuality, faith, addiction and connection that’s also a unique and complex take on circus.

Something that is ‘Haram’ is forbidden by Islam. The Chosen Haram tells the story of two gay men and their chance meeting through a dating app, portraying the highs and lows of their relationship and the social, cultural and personal barriers they face in seeking happiness and fulfilment.

Based on Edinburgh-born artist Sadiq Ali’s experience, combined with interviews with members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as (ex) Muslim, The Chosen Haram explores the struggles faced by many people whose upbringing contradicts their personal truths, and how this can lead to self-destructive behaviour.

Expect a heady mix of love, drugs and Islam, set to a banging soundtrack with ultra-sensual acrobatics on two Chinese poles.

Post-show Q&A: Sat 25 March, 9.20pm

“An astonishing fusion of circus and storytelling.” — Fest Mag

“A beautiful, affecting piece of physical theatre... Powerful, strong and sensual.” — The Queer Review

“Brave, thrilling and poignant.” — The Scotsman

Winner, Innovate Award (2021) — Scottish Emerging Theatre Awards

Unforgettable Performance, Lustrum Award (2022) — Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe Awards

Suitable for ages 16+. Contains simulated drug use and depictions of sex

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 16 November 2022