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Barber Shop Chronicles


One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to dissect the world.
Barber Shop Chronicles at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Bijan Sheibani

Author:
Inua Ellams

Production:
National Theatre with Fuel & West Yorkshire Playhouse

Running time: 1 hr 45 mins

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


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


These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.


Barber Shop Chronicles is Inua Ellams’ third play at the National, following the exhilarating The 14th Tale and Black T-shirt Collection.


Synopsis


One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.


Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium.


For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to dissect the world.


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Dates


Previews from: Tuesday 30 May 2017

Press night: Thursday 1 June 2017

Closes: Saturday 8 July 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
£30 – £15

Standard:

Mon – Thu evenings & all matinees

£35 – £15


Fri & Sat evening

£40 – £18


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Captioned performance:

Thursday 22 June, at 2‑00pm

Thursday 6 July, at 8‑00pm


Audio‑described performances:

Friday 7 July, at 8‑00pm

Saturday 8 July, 2‑00pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 12‑45pm


Cast


Fisayo Akinade

Hammed Animashaun

Peter Bankolé

Maynard Eziashi

Simon Manyonda

Patrice Naiambana

Cyril Nri

Kwami Odoom

Sule Rimi

Abdul Salis

David Webber

Anthony Welsh


Creatives


Director: Bijan Sheibani
Designer: Rae Smith
Musical direction: Michael Henry
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Gareth Fry
Movement: Aline David
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