HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS / CELIA ATKIN PRESENT
By SATINDER CHOHAN
Directed by POOJA GHAI
£5 - £20 (See ticket information)
Women come, women go. We pamper them, preen them, make them beautiful. Make small talk. Never know what’s really under their skin.
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13 May - 18 Jun 2022
£5 - £20
Box Office: 020 7722 9301
Lotus Beauty follows the intertwined lives of five multigenerational women, inviting us into Reita’s salon where clients can wax lyrical about their day’s tiny successes or have their struggles massaged, plucked or tweezed away. But with honest truths and sharp-witted barbs high among the treatments on offer, will the power of community be enough to raise the spirits of everyone who passes through the salon doors?
Over a decade ago, Satinder Chohan's Crossing The Line played at Hampstead as one of the theatre's young company productions. Since then, her credits have included Zameen (Kali Theatre), Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (Pursued By A Bear/Kali Theatre), Half of Me and Made in India (Tamasha).
Artistic Director of Tamasha, Pooja Ghai directs her first production at Hampstead. A former Associate of Theatre Royal Stratford East, previous credits include Lions and Tigers (Globe Theatre), Approaching Empty (Tamasha, Kiln Theatre, Live Theatre), Rapunzel, Counting Stars and The House of in Between (all Stratford East).
The cast features Anshula Bain (Tartuffe, Birmingham Rep; (This Isn't) A True Story, Almeida Theatre); Souad Faress (The Archers, BBC; Game of Thrones, HBO), Zainab Hasan (The Welkin, National Theatre; Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar Warehouse), Ulrika Krishnamurti (Pink Sari Revolution, Curve Theatre/Belgrade Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse; Made in India, Tamasha Theatre Company) and Kiran Landa (Line of Duty, BBC; Extinct, Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Lotus Beauty is presented by Hampstead Downstairs/Celia Atkin, in association with Tamasha Theatre Company.
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THE RINGHAM BROTHERS
*Roles supported by Tamasha Theatre Company
Lotus Beauty director Pooja Ghai spoke to BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking about the play, running Downstairs until 18 June.
HAMPSTEAD THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE FULL CAST & CREATIVE TEAM FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SATINDER CHOHAN’S LOTUS BEAUTY, DIRECTED BY POOJA GHAI
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of Satinder Chohan’s new play, Lotus Beauty. Directed by Pooja Ghai, Lotus Beauty will run at Hampstead Downstairs, in association with Tamasha Theatre Company, from 13 May until 18 June 2022.
Pooja Ghai, director of the upcoming Lotus Beauty and Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company, speaks to The Guardian.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to announce three world premieres for its Downstairs space in 2022.
First five performances: All tickets £5
Performances thereafter: £20
Seniors*: £12 (matinee only)
Under 30s and Students: £10