BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES
a new play by Inua Ellams
Returns to the National Theatre 29 November 2017. Through January 9, 2018.
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 discuss the world.
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.
"Joyous. Brilliantly acted. Life-affirming. Go."
"Rich and exhilarating. A fascinating peek into the barber shop."
"Throbs with energy and heat. Full of sadness and great joy."