• Can I Touch Your Hair?

  • Fri, 10-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Hull Truck Theatre
    50 Ferensway
    HU2 8LB Kingston upon Hull
Can I Touch Your Hair? - Hull Truck Theatre - Kingston upon Hull

Part of Grow Festival 2019It’s 1998. Lekhani feels like she’s the only mixed race girl in Cumbria. And she’s just realised she doesn’t know what to do about her hair.“I hear black people don’t wash their hair... ”Join Lekhani on her hair journey as she discovers that she can’t wash her hair with 99p Alberto Balsam, that some white people actually do find her hair distracting, to finally accepting her Afro hair.“Why do white people feel so entitled to touch my hair?”A bold yet humorous piece, this is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means, the struggle of having Afro hair, but more importantly, the pride.Can I Touch Your Hair? is the first full-length play by actress Lekhani Chirwa. It debuted at VAULT Festival having been previously scratched at OvalHouse, Theatre N16 (as part of the HerStory festival), and the Actor’s Centre (as part of the Blacktress 2018 season).