Barber Shop Chronicles

1hr 45 mins (no interval)Theatre

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

Credits:

Co-comissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre
Written by Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
Designed by Rae Smith
Lighting Design by Jack Knowles
Movement Direction by Aline David
Sound Design by Gareth Fry

Price: From £10

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For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops. Sometimes they have haircuts, sometimes they listen, more often than not they talk. Barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches... places to go for unofficial advice, and to keep in touch with the world.

Fuel has produced Inua Ellams’ work for theatre since his debut play nine years ago. Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful play, set in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London. The play invites the audience into a uniquely masculine environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling.

The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures, they are the glue that keeps men together.


Age guidance: 12+

Pre-show activities aprrox 10 mins


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

dates

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 12.00am

Thursday 25 April 2019, 12.00am

Friday 26 April 2019, 12.00am

Saturday 27 April 2019, 12.00am

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough