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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.
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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Performance days & times
Mon – Thu evenings & all matinees
£35 – £15
Fri & Sat evening
£40 – £18
Thursday 22 June, at 2‑00pm
Thursday 6 July, at 8‑00pm
Friday 7 July, at 8‑00pm
Saturday 8 July, 2‑00pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 12‑45pm
Author: Inua Ellams
Director: Bijan Sheibani
Designer: Rae Smith
Musical direction: Michael Henry
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Gareth Fry
Movement: Aline David
Production: National Theatre with Fuel & West Yorkshire Playhouse