Sat 29 Sep

Altered Skin / Shane Shambhu

Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

£17 (£13 concessions)

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Brilliant! Hilarious! Heart-warming! Inspirational! Must See!” 

- ***** British Theatre Guide

In this honest and humorous solo, award-winning artist and Complicite Associate, Shane Shambhu combines Indian dance and laugh-out-loud comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life; from unlikely dance student to ‘rude boy’ to international performer.

With his inimitable charm and wit, Shane reveals his past through a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical stories, reflecting on how race, language, identity and cultures have defined him and his career. 

“an effective comedian…his understanding of pathos and timing are spot on” 

- **** Voice Mag (Edinburgh Guide)

For Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer Shane has collaborated with award-winning playwright, Jonathan Lichtenstein, Surinder Sandhu (composer) and Martin Dewar (video design) to create an honest and humorous show. Nominated for the Eastern Eye ACTA Award for Dance 2018, Shane’s physical storytelling is not to be missed.

Age Guidance: 9+


Stay after the show for a free post-show Q&A with the artist.

Shane Shambhu is one of the first generation of British Asians, born in London and learning the classical Indian dance form of bharatanatyam.  Shane draws on his vast performance experience including his work with Complicite as Associate Artist, to make this one hour show a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical personal reminiscences. 

Production Credits

Created by Shane Shambhu in collaboration with:
Actor, Director & Choreographer: Shane Shambhu
Writer: Jonathan Lichtenstein
Composer: Surinder Sandhu
Dramaturgical Support: Donald Hutera
Research Collaborator: Mark Hamilton
Video Design: Martin Dewar
Set & Costume: Lydia Hardiman
Lighting Design: Ben Pacey
Technical Production Manager: Daniel Ellis
Producer: Ginnie Wollaston
Flim Trailer: Deniz Soezen

Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2018