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Lolita Chakrabarti



Katie Haines

Lolita Chakrabarti is an award-winning actress and writer. Her play RED VELVET earned her the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award in 2012 for Most Promising Playwright after it premiered at the Tricycle Theatre. She also won the AWA Award for Arts and Culture in 2013 and Red Velvet was nominated for Whatsonstage and Olivier awards.

Lolita runs Lesata Productions with Rosa Maggiora. They produced OF MARY, a short film, directed by Adrian Lester, which won the Best Short Film Award at PAFF, Los Angeles 2012.

In Development


UNTITLED Steve McQueen series (Rainmark/BBC)


DAEMONOLOGIE (Lookout Point)


RED VELVET the film (Kenneth Branagh)

FOR JOY (Lesata Productions)


LIFE OF PI (Simon Friend Entertainment)

CALMER (Tricycle Theatre)


RED VELVET – 2012, 2014, 2016
Tricycle Theatre, London; St Anne’s Warehouse, New York; Branagh Company at the Garrick Theatre
Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award 2012 for Most Promising Playwright
Critics Circle Award 2012 for Most Promising Playwright
AWA Award 2013 for Arts and Culture
Nominated for Whatsonstage Awards 2013 for London Newcomer of the Year & Best New Play
Nominated for an Olivier Award 2013 for Best Play in an Affiliate Theatre

LAST SEEN – JOY – 2009
Almeida Theatre/Slung Low


RED VELVET – 2014 Saturday drama BBC Radio 4

THE GODDESS – 2006 Woman’s Hour serial BBC Radio 4


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