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Counting Stars play explores unfamiliar London lives

Pooja Ghai is set to direct Counting Stars at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A new play exploring immigrant exploitation, racism and how alcohol fuels our nights out is set to be directed by Pooja Ghai at the Theatre Royal Stratford East later this month. Ghai, 41, an associate director at the theatre since May 2015, said Counting Stars, which is about two Nigerian immigrants working as toilet attendants in a nightclub, gave an insight “into the lives we cross but we don’t know how the attendants really spend their evening”. Ghai said her family, like many other typical Asian families, were very apprehensive about her going into acting. “They thought I would not…

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