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
Venue: National Theatre
Started: Monday 20 November 2017
Closes: Tuesday 9 January 2018
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:Monday 20 November 2017

Closes:Tuesday 9 January 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Mon - Thu evenings & all matinees

£35, £30, £25, £15


Fri & Sat evening

£40, £35, £25, £18


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Access information


Captioned performance:

Tuesday 12 December, 8‑00pm


Audio‑described performances:

Saturday 9 December at 2pm, with a touch tour at 12‑30pm


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


Author: Inua Ellams
Director: Bijan Sheibani
Designer: Rae Smith
Musical direction: Michael Henry
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Gareth Fry
Fight director: Kev McCurdy
Movement: Aline David
Production: National Theatre with Fuel & West Yorkshire Playhouse

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