CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?

PRESENTED BY LEKHANI CHIRWA
Join Lekhani on her hair journey as she discovers that she can't wash her hair with 99p Alberto Balsam, that she has no clue how to cornrow and that everyone has something to say about her hair.

Lekhani grew up mixed race in Cumbria and she’s realised she doesn’t actually know what to do about her hair. No one taught her and YouTube just isn’t helping.

“I feel like there needs to be a support group for black and mixed-race girls that can’t cornrow their hair.”

Thank goodness for her hairdresser, who is in fact her longest standing relationship to date and ohh does she love getting her hair done. Trying out new hairstyles is all well and good but how do you cope with everyone’s unnecessary questions and comments?

“Is it real? Can I touch it?”

A bold yet humorous piece, this is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means, hair struggles but more importantly, the pride and acceptance of identity.

Director Jackie Fisher
Dramaturg Amina Eisne


Can I Touch Your Hair? will be broadcast live on Omnibus Theatre’s YouTube channel.

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1 MAR
7PM
FREE
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