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National Theatre at Home: Barber Shop Chronicles
A co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse by Inua Ellams
From 7pm, 14 May until 21 May
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes, no interval
One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.
Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, a world tour, and a hugely successful summer residency at London's Roundhouse, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles is now available to watch through National Theatre at Home.
Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.
Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.
This enhanced archive recording was captured by the National Theatre in January 2018 and features the original cast.
Image: Marc Brenner