Barber Shop Chronicles


A heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.
Barber Shop Chronicles at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Roundhouse
Starts: Thursday 18 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 24 August 2019
Running time:1 hr 45 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: 12+

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Synopsis


One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.


Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer, London's most iconic in-the-round performance space.


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


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


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


Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.


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Theatre


Name:
The Roundhouse


Postal address:
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8EH

Box office tel: 0300 6789 222

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 18 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 24 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £20

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Creatives


Author: Inua Ellams
Composer: Michael Henry
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 & Leeds Playhouse in association with the Roundhouse

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