Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair?

The Vaults · 08 MAR - 09 MAR

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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““Why do white people feel so entitled to touch my hair?” Join Lekhani on her hair journey, from bad encounters with 99p Alberto Balsam to finally accepting her Afro. A bold debut play about cultural appropriation and learning to take pride in your identity.”


Can I Touch Your Hair? is a frank and direct one woman show about afro-Carribean hair. It questions the 'white problem' and how some feel entitled to touch our hair and how they are fascinated with the many styles we can rock. An exploration of what cultural appropriation really means, the pride and struggles of having afro-Carribean hair and the angry black girl narrative.

A bold yet humorous piece. Prepare to have your perceptions shaken. It is also for afro-Carribean women to absorb a piece that they can relate to and how we can challenge these hair touchers that just don't seem to understand our struggle.

Age Guidance 15+

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 8 Mar - Sat 9 Mar, 6.10pm
Runtime: 1 hr


The Vaults
Leake St SE1 7NN London, UK · Get Directions
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