Lekhani Chirwa

Woman of mixed Malawian and English heritage stood outside in a street smiling slightly

Lekhani is an actor, writer and theatre maker based in Manchester. Born in Cumbria and of mixed heritage - Malawian & English. She is a queer, working class and neurodivergent woman.

Trained at London South Bank University and Identity Drama School. Theatre performances credits include: SEVEN at the Cockpit Theatre (The Delta Collective), TALK PROPA at CSSD and BURNOUT at Live Theatre & Arts Depot (ShyBairn Theatre Company), That's What She Said at Unity Theatre & The Empty Space (Out The Attic), Sasha The ???  at HOME Mcr (Box of Tricks) and her one-woman show Can I Touch Your Hair? at Theatre Deli (Sheffield), VAULT Festival, Theatre by The Lake and Hull Truck. 

She has appeared in BBC Doctors and BBC Radio 4's UNTHANK for United Kingdom series. She has also completed writing courses such as WoLaboratory, Soho Writers Lab and Soho Comedy Labs. As a writer she has been commissioned to write for the BBC, Burn Bright and 45 North.  She is currently on Tamasha Playwrights 21/22 and Pen Pals (Box of Tricks) 21/22,

She is passionate about telling stories that reflect those within society that often don’t have a voice.

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