In our Super Humans podcast series one of our dancers talks to someone who inspires them. Actor and writer Lolita Chakrabarti talks to Rambert dancer Daniel Davidson.
You may recognise Lolita from television and film dramas such as Riviera, Netflix’s Criminal and The Casual Vacancy on the BBC, but her talents expand far beyond acting. She is an acclaimed playwright and her most recent work, an adaptation of the Booker Prize winning Life of Pi, is currently set to premiere in London’s West End in 2021.
Lolita’s first prominent work as a playwright, Red Velvet, saw her win Most Promising Playwright at the Critics Circle Awards in 2012, and this work has been restaged over 40 times by both professional and amateur theatre companies across the UK and United States.
Lolita also collaborated with Rambert last year, where she adapted the novel Invisible Cities by Italian writer Italo Calvino for the stage. It was directed by Leo Warner from 59 Productions and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and we had the exciting job of premiering at the Manchester International Festival.
Lolita Chakrabarti by Maruska Mason
Daniel Davidson by Camilla Greenwell
Podcast recorded via Zoom