Lolita Chakrabarti to star in Showtrail, from the creators of Line of Duty, as cast announced

Line of Duty and Bodyguard makers World Productions’ new legal drama Showtrial has assembled its cast and there are plenty of big names set to step into the courtroom, including Lolita Chakrabarti. The drama was first announced in December 2019 but the project is now moving forward, with Cobra and Strike writer Ben Richards penning the script. Five-part series Showtrial will centre around a court case and will shine a light on the media frenzy that … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti to star in Showtrail, from the creators of Line of Duty, as cast announced

Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Hymn to be streamed on-demand next month

A recording of the Almeida Theatre’s five-star run Hymn will be available on-demand next month. Lolita Chakrabarti’s play stars Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani and follows two men who meet at a funeral – before growing to connect with one another in ways neither of them expected. It has set and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Prema Mehta, sound by Gregory Clarke, musical direction by … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Hymn to be streamed on-demand next month

The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn

The world premiere production which was originally due to play to socially distanced audiences will now be streamed live from the theatre for five performances from Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 February. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the play features Adrian Lester in the role of Gil and Danny Sapani as Benny. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “After being forced to cancel the run of Hymn, we’re so pleased to have still found a way to offer … Continue reading The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn

Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

The nominees for this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been announced. The shortlist was a big cause for celebration for Sheffield Crucible, which picked up two nominations for its productions of the WhatsOnStage Award-winning Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster, as well as Standing at the Sky’s Edge, directed by Robert Hastie with music by Richard Hawley. Another WhatsOnStage Award-winner, Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet), … Continue reading Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

World Premiere of Hymn, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, part of re-opening season at The Almeida Theatre

“Man, sometimes it takes a long time to sound like yourself” Miles Davis Two men meet at a funeral. Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not. Before long their families are close. Soon they’ll be singing the same tune. Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in … Continue reading World Premiere of Hymn, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, part of re-opening season at The Almeida Theatre