Lolita Chakrabarti scoops Best New Play at Olivier Awards 2022 as Life of Pi bags a total of five fabulous awards

Playwright and actress Lolita Chakrabarti has been awarded the Best New Play award at this year’s Olivier Awards for her adaptation of Life of Pi. Life of Pi also won four more awards on the night, including Best Actor for Hiran Abeysekera, Best Supporting Actor for the seven actors and puppeteers behind ‘Richard Parker’, Best Set Design and Best Lighting. Lolita Chakrabarti thanked Martel for … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti scoops Best New Play at Olivier Awards 2022 as Life of Pi bags a total of five fabulous awards

Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, leads nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards

Life of Pi, the stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker-winning novel featuring giant puppets and extraordinary special effects has received NINE nominations at this year’s Olivier Award, including the coveted best new play. The seven performers who play the puppet tiger are all nominated for best actor in a supporting role and Max Webster is up for Best Director. Nominations are as follows: Best sound … Continue reading Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, leads nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards

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