Three for Lakeland Studio

Published: 18 September 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick stages three new shows as part of its Studio programme.

Cumbrian theatre maker and actress Lekhani Chirwa’s play Can I Touch Your Hair? charts her own experiences of growing up mixed race in Cumbria.

It will be performed September 23–24.

Theatre by the Lake is working in partnership with Anti Racist Cumbria to offer a number of free tickets to the show to people from low-income households or under-represented communities.

To celebrate Black History Month, the theatre is staging Forgotten Voices October 7. It tells the real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie.

TBTL is offering a limited number of free tickets to local refugees.

The Cumbrian venue will also mark The Great Big Green Week from September 24 to October 2 with the return of Pigfoot Theatre and Hot in Here. The show weaves together dance, real-life stories, spoken word and music around climate justice.

It’s powered by the first energy-harvesting dancefloor in live theatre.