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

Sharon D Clarke announced for The Greatest Wealth new monologue first, do no harm, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester

Sunday 5 July 2020 at 7pm, YouTube.com/OldVicTheatre One Voice: Monologues funded by the TS Eliot Estate ‘No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means’ Aneurin Bevan Today, The Old Vic announces casting for The Greatest Wealth’s newly commissioned monologue First, Do No Harm, written by Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo and presented as part of Your Old Vic. To complete the … Continue reading Sharon D Clarke announced for The Greatest Wealth new monologue first, do no harm, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester

Lolita Chakrabarti joins cast of new Amazon series Wheel of Time

Amazing Prime’s much anticipated series Wheel of Time has announced six new characters including Lolita Chakrabarti, who will play Marin Al’Vere. Marin Al’Vere is mother to lead character Egwene Al’Vere. In the books, she is described as being slender, with thick, grey braided hair. She is also known for being one of the best cooks in the village, famous for her honey-cakes and crusted bread loaves. Marin … Continue reading Lolita Chakrabarti joins cast of new Amazon series Wheel of Time

Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti will receive World Premier at Birmingham Rep in the Autumn, directed by Adrian Lester

Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, will receive its world premiere in The STUDIO in October. Directed by Adrian Lester, it is a co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Who can we blame for our mistakes? Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer.  As eminent psychiatrist Nina’s life starts to unravel, she leans on her mother, Maya, a celebrated self-help guru but Maya’s only concern … Continue reading Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti will receive World Premier at Birmingham Rep in the Autumn, directed by Adrian Lester