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Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY

Lotus Beauty will run at Hampstead Downstairs, in association with Tamasha Theatre Company, until 18 June 2022. 

Production images have been released ahead of 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, until 18 June 2022.

Lotus Beauty follows the intertwined lives of five multigenerational women. 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).

Ghai will be joined by designer, Rosa Maggiora; lighting director, Matt Haskins; sound designers, The Ringham Brothers; dialect coach Gurkiran Kaur and assistant director, Cassia Thakkar.

Lotus Beauty invites 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).

Photo Credit: Robert Day

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ANSHULA BAIN, ULRIKA KRISHNAMURTI, Zainab Hasan, Kiran Landa

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ULRIKA KRISHNAMURTI, Kiran Landa

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
Kiran Landa

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ANSHULA BAIN, Zainab Hasan, Kiran Landa

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
Souad Faress

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
Zainab Hasan

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ULRIKA KRISHNAMURTI

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ANSHULA BAIN

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ULRIKA KRISHNAMURTI

Photos: First Look at Hampstead Theatre's LOTUS BEAUTY
ULRIKA KRISHNAMURTI, ANSHULA BAIN, Zainab Hasan, Kiran Landa



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