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LALI (Vault Festival 2023)

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When Lali goes to a job interview, to tutor the children of the affluent Bamford family, things take an unexpected turn.

After falling asleep in a wendy house in the family’s garden, she refuses to leave; preferring the insular, pretend realm of the house, over the grief that awaits her in the real world. Over the course of a week, the Bamfords are forced to look at themselves anew through the gaze of this new intruder, and Lali too must come to face what she has refused to acknowledge.

Award-winning British-Iranian writer Shadi Hamta’s debut play is told in collaboration with OPIA Collective, directed by Masha Kevinovna (Royal Albert Hall, JMK Finalist). 

LALI skilfully explores grief, class and an experience of being dual heritage in OPIA’s trademark multidisciplinary style. 

OPIA Collective is a cross arts explosive collaboration of artists that create multidisciplinary work which provides under-represented perspectives to the society that we live in.

Company Information:

Written by Shadi Hamta and Directed by Masha Kevinovna, Assistant Director: Elizabeth Hollingshead, Producer: Masha Kevinovna Assistant Producer: Grace Dobson Designer: Cara Evans` Composer: Engin Eskici Movement Director: Maria Koripas.

CAST: Shadi Hamta

LALI: 21st Feb - 26th Feb

Further Information: LALI | VAULT Festival