Can I Touch your Hair?

Can I Touch your Hair?


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

£16; Students, U16s £14


From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.


A bold yet humorous piece, Can I Touch Your Hair? is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means…

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.

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?”

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 is over being faced with constant microaggressions.

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

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.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
23/09/2022 24/09/2022 7:30pm