Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

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.

Booking from: Friday, 7th July 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 8th July 2017

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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.

Barber Shop Chronicles is Inua Ellams third play at the National, following the exhilarating The 14th Tale and Black T-shirt Collection.

Remarkable. Terrific. A cut above the rest.
Observer

Warmth, wisdom and global reach.
Sunday Times

Energetic. Rousing. Authentic.
Afridiziak

Sharp-edged. Hugely fun.
Time Out

Funny, fast, thoughtful, moving. An absolute cracker.
Financial Times

exuberant. Invigorating. First-rate acting. A debating chamber where you shed your locks but regain your identity.
Guardian

Throbs with energy and heat.
Telegraph

Vivid and energetic. Take a seat at a revolutionary barber’s shop.
Evening Standard

This wonderful new play is a revelation.
The Times

Joyous. Exhilarating. Brilliantly acted. Life-affirming. Go.
Independent

Rich and exhilarating. A fascinating peek into the barber shop.
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