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We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary

We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary


  • DATES & TIMES: Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 11 February, 7:30pm. No performance on Sunday.
  • AGE GROUP: 14+
  • TICKETS: £15
  • PROMOTIONS Tuesday 31 January and Wednesday 1 February, £10
  • Inky Cloak and the Albany present

    We Raise Our Hands In The Sanctuary

    Combining dance, drama and the club sounds of the 1980s, We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary tells an uplifting story of the power of gay friendship and the enduring importance of queer spaces.

    ‘Ridiculously sexy’ Gay Times

    ‘An accessible, entertaining, thoughtful piece of dance-theatre.’ The Prickle

    ‘A vibrant exploration of nightclub culture in the 1980s… expertly integrates drama, music and dance.’ ★★★★ Sunday Express 

    'moving and impassioned ... a tribute to an era' The Stage 



    Disenchanted by the London gay disco scene of 1981, two best friends build their own underground club where devotees escape the racism, hardship and homophobia that stalk the city’s streets. But just as they make it big, ambition, addiction and the dawning onslaught of AIDS threaten to tear their friendship apart.


    Watch the trailer:

    New Inky Cloak show at the Albany, February 2017 from Inky Cloak on Vimeo.



    We Raise Our Hands in the Sanctuary has been developed as part of the Albany’s Hatched programme.


    Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February, £10

    All other performances £15 / £12 concs.


    Post show DJ set with Severino Thursday 2 February.

    Relaxed performance Thursday 9 February.