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Barber Shop Chronicles Tickets

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Nigerian-born playwright Inua Ellams takes his Barber Shop Chronicles back to London after a hit run at the National Theatre.
ONE DAY. SIX CITIES. A THOUSAND STORIES. 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. ★★★★'This wonderful new play is a revelation' The Times (National Theatre 2017) Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre. 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.
  • local_play Tickets from only £18
  • date_range Jul 18, 2019 → Aug 24, 2019
  • assistant Roundhouse
    Chalk Farm Road,London, NW1 8EH
  • subway Camden Town/Chalk Farm
  • access_time 1hr 45min (no interval)
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 (51 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Jul 23, 2019

    The atmosphere of dance and culture even before the show started was awesome, and made you very much a real part of the production! From music to dance and acting- spot on!!!! Absolutely wicked!!!

  • Review Avatar Jul 26, 2019

    It was absolutely brilliant, funny and educational at the same time..very current. I love the way they changed over to different countries. Very unique.

  • Review Avatar Jul 28, 2019

    Unfortunately our seats had a restricted view despite the booking stating the seats were not restricted. It spoilt the show as we could not always connect with the actor when they were out of sight.

  • Review Avatar Jul 28, 2019

    Excellent show

  • Review Avatar Jul 29, 2019

    The play was great. The seats were bloody uncomfortable. For £60 a ticket this seems very wrong.

  • Review Avatar Jul 30, 2019

    I felt they could have explored more barbershop locations. The underlying issue in the London barbershop was underwhelming. Some acting felt forced. The majority of the accents were poor quality and unnecessary.

  • Review Avatar Jul 30, 2019

    Fantastic performance and stage direction. Great insight and stories I tried to change dates without any correspondence. The tickets at the desk were £20 cheaper, so worth going to the door and not buy online.

  • Review Avatar Jul 30, 2019

    great storyline with a balance of culture and laughs

  • Review Avatar Jul 30, 2019

    Fantastic production, the cast are superb bringing energy, emotions and laughs. Go see it now while you can, it's not on for long and is worth the effort.

  • Review Avatar Jul 31, 2019

    Even the grumpiest of adolescent loved it. If you haven't been, use go.

  • Review Avatar Aug 1, 2019

    Brilliant!!! Had a real laugh !!!!! Would recommend in a heartbeat!!!!

  • Review Avatar Aug 1, 2019

    Husband & I had a terrific evening, thoroughly enjoyed it. Cast excellent. Thank you.

  • Review Avatar Aug 1, 2019

    This was an amazingly funny, thought-provoking way to depict modern issues in a way that impacts all audience members. Great contemporary take on traditional theatre.

  • Review Avatar Aug 3, 2019

    Thought provoking, sad, funny and different. Really enjoyed it.

  • Review Avatar Aug 3, 2019

    We loved this production - for its stories, relationships, music and dancing - for its relevance and soul. Wonderfully acted, it touched both of us - at 14 and 52. Thank you and wishing you many sold-out performances to come! US tour??

  • Review Avatar Aug 4, 2019

    Best play I’ve ever attended. Much more than I expected- thoroughly entertaining and politically relevant

  • Review Avatar Aug 4, 2019

    Fantastic

  • Review Avatar Aug 4, 2019

    Nice venue and atmosphere, sadly I expected more from performance based on that reviews i read.

  • Review Avatar Aug 4, 2019

    The play, the cast, the venue, were just fantastic. I’m so glad I went. It is actually unmissable!

  • Review Avatar Aug 4, 2019

    Absolutely amazing play. Very poignant