Lolita Chakrabarti to star opposite Kenneth Branagh in update of The Browning Version

Knight of stage and screen Kenneth Branagh promises ‘theatrical fireworks’ in his update of The Browning Version which he hopes will tempt audiences back to the theatre. He has changed the race and or gender of key characters in Terence Rattigan’s most famous work as a ‘way of keeping the 70-year-old play alive’. The star wants to create ‘theatrical fireworks’ with the Kenneth Branagh Company’s … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti to star opposite Kenneth Branagh in update of The Browning Version

Lolita Chakrabarti appointed an OBE in Queen’s Honours

Award-winning playwright and actress Lolita Chakrabarti has been appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which was announced on Friday 11 June 2021. Lolita’s credits include the award-winning theatre adaptation of Life of Pi, which will open in the West End in November 2021, the ambitious Invisible Cities (MIF), Red Velvet, which opened in London’s West End and New York and Hymn (Almeida), which live streamed … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti appointed an OBE in Queen’s Honours

Hymn to return to The Almeida in July to live in-person audiences

Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Hymn, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani, will be performed to live in-person audiences for the first time, following a string of sold-out live stream performances earlier this year. The play was also available on demand and broadcast on Sky Arts. “Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani deliver note-perfect performances”The Times “Tremendous”The Observer “Mind-blowingly excellent”WhatsOnStage “Sometimes it takes a long time to sound … Continue reading Hymn to return to The Almeida in July to live in-person audiences

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