May 2022 — June 2022

Lotus Beauty

by Satinder Chohan, directed by Pooja Ghai

Presented by Hampstead Downstairs/Celia Atkin, in association with Tamasha Theatre Company

Women come, women go. We pamper them, preen them, make them beautiful. Make small talk. Never know what’s really under their skin.” 

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?  

Satinder Chohan makes her Hampstead debut. Previous credits include 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).  

Dates

Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

13 May — 18 Jun

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Creative Team

Writer Satinder Chohan

Director Pooja Ghai