‘Shane is a highly skilled performer and theatre maker… the piece is funny, moving and deserves to be seen widely.’ Complicite
Creative visionary, director, choreographer and creative collaborator Shane Shambhu tells a unique story of growing up in East Ham, speaking two languages and living within many more cultures, revealing how he overcame obstacles to live his dream – to perform Indian dance and stories in a way that could speak to everyone. In this East London premier Shane returns to the Queen’s Theatre to recreate the moment when he was one of the first British Asian dance students to perform on our stage 22 years ago.
Combining expressive movement, humour and captivating story-telling, Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer takes audiences on Shambhu’s incredible journey as he reveals how he overcame obstacles to live his dream – to perform Indian dance and stories in a way that could speak to everyone. His playful switch of characters, now female compere, now student, now grandfather, now guru, carries the audience with the performer, which is both comic and moving.
This entertaining and inspiring show will mesmerise audiences with compelling dance, video projections and live interaction with a twist of stand-up comedy.
£9 | £7 concs