Barber Shop Chronicles at Roundhouse
One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.
Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer, London’s most iconic in-the-round performance space.
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 and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), 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.
Performances take place at:
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8EH
Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 12yrs+
Barber Shop Chronicles went on the road on a UK Tour
Manchester Royal Exchange
7 - 23 March 2019
3 - 06 April 2019
Bristol Old Vic
2 - 18 May 2019
22 May - 01 June 2019
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
26 - 28 September 2019
9 – 12 October 2019
Eden Court, Inverness
16 – 19 October 2019
Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) Campus
13 – 16 November 2019
20 – 23 November 2019
23 October – 9 November 2019
For more details, visit barbershopchronicles.co.uk
Access Performances: at the Roundhouse:
Audio-described performance, for blind and visually impaired people: Saturday 24 August, 3pm, preceded by a Touch Tour at 2pm
Captioned performance, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people: Saturday 10 August, 3pm
Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre. Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre Studio, Leeds Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Oran Mor and A Play, a Pie and a Pint.
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