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"Brilliant! Hilarious! Heart-warning! Inspirational! Must see!" 

- British Theatre guide

"an effective comedian... his pathos and timing are spot on. "

- Edinburgh Guide

"How often do you want to see a performance repeated right away, immediately, from start to finish? That’s what I longed for at the end of Shane Shambhu’s Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer." - Dancing Times

Film Trailer: Deniz Soezen

Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer

Shane Shambhu reveals his secret life as a “fat kid” in the cultural melting pot of East London to international performer in a bedazzling mix of comedy, theatre and dance. He rips up ideas of race, language and culture and re-imagines them to leave you with gestures of hope.

This is no Bollywood ‘raga to riches’ story, this is the real deal.

From an unlikely dance student to “rude” boy, to marketing manager to international performer his story is told through a fresh and captivating blend of laugh-out loud comedy, impeccable characterisations and mesmerising dance.

"Confessions...does what it says on the tin: a brilliant conversation on dance and identity, with impeccable characterisation and movement, leavened by infectious wit. A one-man tour de force for today."  


Jatinder Verma, Director, Tara Arts

Produced by Sarah-Jane Watkinson

Photo Credit: Martin Dewar

Tour Dates


Thursday 13 February

Edge Hill Arts Centre


Wednesday 19 February

Curve Theatre, Leicester


Wednesday 26 February 

Jackson's Lane Theatre, London


Saturday 7 March

Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead


Tuesday 21- Saturday 25 April

Birmingham Rep Theatre, Birmingham


Thursday 30 April

Rhossili Village Hall 


Friday 1 May 

Small World Theatre


Wednesday 20 May

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury

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