Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer
In this funny and honest solo, Shane Shambhu combines Indian dance and stand-up comedy to lead audiences on a revealing journey of his life experiences. From unlikely Indian dance student to “rude boy” to international performer.
With his inimitable charm and wit, Shane will have you laughing out loud as he reveals his past through a vivid display of characters, lived experiences and comical stories, reflecting on how race, language, cultures and identity have defined him and his career.
Following the show, audiences will get the opportunity to sample an assortment of traditional Indian cuisine in a special post-show cooking demonstration hosted by Shane.
Cockney Curry House introduces Chef T and sous chef Dave to audiences allowing them to taste and smell the spices and flavours of South Indian cuisine. Chef T will reveal the journey that curry dishes have made into British cuisine making Tikka Masala as popular as Fish and Chips.
Shane Shambhu has collaborated with an acclaimed team of collaborators to create Confessions Of A Cockney Temple Dancer.
‘Shane’s show is stunning, a really good quality dance experience with some very strong themes and messages’ Kerry Bartlett, Executive Co-Director Artsreach Dorset 14th November 2018
The show was amazing, Shane is so talented. The narrative around the dance made it very easy to appreciate and his humorous style made it entertaining. The 2nd part - Cockney Curry House, was great. Very different and really funny. Pat Kynaston, Events Professional Organisers Ltd, Cheshire (who saw the show at Peel Centre, Dronfield, Live & Local 23rd November 2018)
‘Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer was well received in Bishop’s Castle Shropshire and Cockney Curry House, whilst very different in style to the first half, engaged with audiences and made them laugh’. Sian Kerry, Arts Alive, Scheme Manager, Shropshire 9th November 2018