The Chosen Haram

By Sadiq Ali

The Chosen Haram tells the story of two gay men, their chance meeting through a dating app, the highs and lows of their relationship and the barriers they must overcome, both social and cultural, in seeking happiness and personal fulfillment

A heady mix of love, drugs and Islam this unique and complex take on circus, performed on two Chinese Poles, is emotionally candid and heart-warming with moments of humour and joy. The story unfolds with gravity-defying tricks and extraordinary movement. The show deals with themes around sexuality, chemsex, faith, addiction and connection-an exploration into the personal struggles faced by many people whose upbringing contradicts their personal truths, and how this can lead to self-destructive behaviour. It is based on a combination of Ali’s’s personal experience, as well as interviews with members of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as (ex) Muslim.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Theater de Landing
Uilenstede 106, 1183 AM Amstelveen

23 April 2024 | 20.30

Korzo Theatre
Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE Den Haag

25 April 2024 | 20:15

Running time

65 Minutes


The theatre has a lift that allows you to move from the entrance to the theatre without difficulty. We always reserve a seat at the front of the auditorium for people with disabilities. There are various facilities such as lifts and an adapted toilet. The halls are accessible at ground level. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to

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