Recommended Age Guideline 14+

An award-winning queer circus show from an Edinburgh-born artist. The Chosen Haram tells the story of two gay men and the barriers they must overcome. 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. There is no traditional dialogue here. It does not need it.


Notes: Implied drug use, scenes of a sexual nature and strobe lighting

Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL view map
August 3rd Preview

21:00 (1h) | £8

August 5tg Preview

21:00 (1h) | £10

August 6th, 9-13th, 16-20th, 23rd-27th

21:00 (1h) | £13 (£10)


Creative Credits

Lead Artist/Performer: Sadiq Ali Circus

Movement Consultant: Conor Neall

Dramaturgy: Rishi Trikha

Lighting Design: Jamie Heseltine

Sound Design: Guy Veale

Original Compositions: Kester Hynds

Costume: Cleo McCabe

Mentor: Al Seed

Rehearsal Support: Ockhams Razor

Stage Manager/Assistant Producer: Vee Smith

Producer: Flora Herberich

Bek Berger, Independent Curator / Artist Director of New Theatre Institute Latvia, is talking about The Chosen Haram and the reasons why the Made in Scotland panel chose it to be a part of the showcase.

On Tour


Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

  • August 3rd Preview
  • August 5tg Preview
  • August 6th, 9-13th, 16-20th, 23rd-27th

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