Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams
National Theatre
From 20 Nov 2017 to 9 Jan 2018

Barber Shop Chronicles at the National Theatre (c) Marc Brenner Barber Shop Chronicles at the National Theatre (c) Marc Brenner

★★★★★ 'Joyous. Exhilarating. Life-affirming. Go.' Independent

★★★★ ‘Sharp-edged. Hugely fun.’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Energetic. Rousing. Authentic.’ Afridiziak


Following a sell-out run at the Dorfman this summer, Inua Ellams’ play about stories from barber shops across the globe returns to the National Theatre.


This dynamic new play leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra.


Newsroom, political platform, local hot-spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world.


Barber Shop Chronicles is Inua Ellams' third play at the National, following the exhilarating The 14th Tale and Black T-shirt Collection. Directed by Bijan Sheibani, design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Jack Knowles, movement direction by Aline David and sound design by Gareth Fry.



Info: Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National Theatre from 20 Nov 2017 to 9 Jan 2018 / book tickets / read our 2017 review of Barber Shop Chronicles Get £10 tickets by entering promo code 'Promo10'. | Read our e-newsletter





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