Shabnam at Sacred Chelsea Theatre

SACRED, Chelsea Theatre’s exploration of live art and contemporary performance, launches this October for an exciting new season extending to February 2013.

SACRED’s launch week kicks off with So Below, from Chelsea Theatre Associate Artist Karen Christopher, (Formerly part of Chicago’s Goat Island) and Gerard Bell on 19 and 20 October at 7.30pm, followed by a week of shows that includes an evening with celebrated poet and author Jeremy Reed, who will be reading from Piccadilly Bongo, which he co-wrote with Marc Almond, on 22 October at 8pm.  Shabnam Shabazi (pictured above) performs Body House (Vers. 2), an exploration of physical and psychological displacement, on 24 October at 7.30pm, and on 25 October at 8pm Dominic Johnson examines a secular approach to disaster and catastrophe in Departure, with live tattooing from Alex Binnie and featuring special guests Mouse, Jamie Lewis Hadley and Traumata.

Following this action-packed opening week, the SACRED season continues throughout the winter months with an eclectic mix of established and emerging artists which includes a joint SACRED / BAC presentation of Tim Etchells’ Sight is the Sense That Dying People Tend to Lose First (see here for more details).

Chelsea Theatre is at World’s End Place, London SW10 0DR
Tel: 020 7352 1967. For further details and to book, see

Dorothy Max Prior

Dorothy Max Prior

Dorothy Max Prior is the editor of Total Theatre Magazine, and is also a performer, writer, dramaturg and choreographer working in theatre, dance, live art and street arts. Under her alter-ego Dorothy’s Shoes she creates performance work that both honours and usurps the traditions of popular dance and theatre, and plays with the relationship between performer and audience. Much of her work is sited in public spaces or in venues other than regular theatres. She is also co-director of street theatre/dance company The Ragroof Players.

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