A Fuel, National Theatre
and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Barber Shop Chronicles

Written by Inua Ellams

October 13, 2018

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 Jay & Rojon Hasker with additional support provided by The Mrs. Eleanor Harries Endowment, Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey, Brenda and Jim Rowland and Joanne and Mark Halberg.