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Barber Shop Chronicles


DATES: Tuesday 30th May - Saturday 8th July 17
TICKETS: Ticket prices and Access performances Mon – Thu evenings & all matinees £35, £30, £25, £15 Fri & Sat evening £40, £35, £25, £18




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.

 

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.

 

Also playing at West Yorkshire Playhouse 12 – 29 July (link opens in a new window)

 

Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre. Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Òran Mór and A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

 

The National Theatre stages over 20 theatre productions a year. These are put on in our three auditoriums - the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe Theatres - and in these three theatres, we present a mix of new plays and classics, with up to six productions in repertory at any one time.

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venue info

National Theatre

South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

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Venue: National Theatre, City of Westminster