A Fuel, National Theatre
and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Barber Shop Chronicles

Written by Inua Ellams


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.

Sponsored by The Mrs. Eleanor Harries Endowment and Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey.