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Inua Ellams: 'Barber Shop Chronicles' at the National Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 29/11/17
Price £15

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Inua Ellams conjures up a barber shop teeming with African anecdotes and arguments.

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 is Inua Ellams’ third play at the National, following the exhilarating The 14th Tale and Black T-Shirt Collection.

'Joyous. Brilliantly acted. Life-affirming. Go.' - Independent

'Rich and exhilarating. A fascinating peek into the barber shop.' - The Stage

'Throbs with energy and heat. Full of sadness and great joy.' - Daily Telegraph