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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


Friday 27 September

Salisbury Arts Centre


Thursday 3 October 

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University


Friday 4 October 

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff


Thursday 10 October

South Holland Centre, Spalding


Friday 11 October

Library Theatre, Luton


Wednesday 16 October

The Hawth, Crawley


Friday 18 October

Swindon Dance


Saturday 19 October

Weaver Hall Museum, Northwich, Cheshire


Wednesday 23 October

The Courtyard, Hereford


Friday 1 November

Calstock Arts, Cornwall


Saturday 9 November

Tarvin Community Centre, Chester


Sunday 10 November

Goostrey Village Hall, Cheshire


Friday 15 November

Roadwater Village Hall, Watchet, Somerset

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