Barber Shop Chronicles 2017

Ages: 14+
Opened: June 7, 2017
Closing: July 08, 2017

Barber Shop Chronicles - 2017 - West End History , Info & More

National Theatre- Dorfman Theatre
Upper Ground South Bank London SE1 9PX

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.

Barber Shop Chronicles - 2017 - West End Cast

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BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, National Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - June 8, 2017

As eavesdropping opportunities go, the barber shop has everything a playwright could desire: a constant stream of close encounters and a broad range of people willing to sit still and talk. That talk feeds directly into Inua Ellams' new play for the National, which follows a day in the life of male grooming parlours across six world cities: London, Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra.


What productions of Barber Shop Chronicles have there been?
Barber Shop Chronicles has had 2 productions including West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.