The world premiere of Satinder Chohan’s new play will begin performances at the Hampstead Theatre from the 13th May.

(c)Chiara Wakely

Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Satinder Chohan’s new play, directed by Pooja Ghai and beginning performances at the Hampstead Theatre’s Downstairs space this month.

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), Kiran Landa (Line of Duty, BBC; Extinct, Theatre Royal Stratford East). 

(c)Chiara Wakely

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?

(c)Chiara Wakely

The creative team involved with the production includes: designer, Rosa Maggiora; lighting director, Matt Haskins; sound designers, The Ringham Brothers; dialect coach Gurkiran Kaur and assistant director, Cassia Thakkar. 

Lotus Beauty will play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 13th of May until the 18th June.