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
Tickets can also be bought from the Roundhouse website
For this production e-tickets will be issued by email from the Roundhouse on the day of performance. You can then either print your e-tickets in advance or display them on your phone at the venue. By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to have your details shared with the Roundhouse to enable ticket delivery via email.
Please note: Age guidance for this production is for 12yrs+
See below for details of Barber Shop Chronicles on tour.
Groups of 6+ pay £35 per ticket for £50 price band tickets, or £29.50 per ticket for £35 price band tickets. Valid Mon – Thu and matinees.
School groups of 10+ pay £19.50 per ticket, available on price bands B, C and D. Valid Mon – Thu and matinees.
To book, please call the NT Box Office on 020 7452 3000
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
Accessible tickets are available to book via the Roundhouse:
by phone: 0300 6789 222
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any specific access requirements, or if we can assist you with your visit in any other way, please do let us know in advance by calling 0300 6789 2222, or email email@example.com.
If you arrive late, you may be asked to wait until a suitable point in the performance to be seated. This may be in the rear stalls for the safe running of the show.
If you need to leave during the show, when you come back in you may be re-seated in different seats for the safe running of the show.
If you have any questions regarding latecomers or re-admittance, please contact us by calling 0300 6789 2222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to advise.
You can also see Barber Shop Chronicles on a UK Tour
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
26 - 28 September 2019
Book tickets for Birmingham Rep
9 – 12 October 2019
Book tickets for the Oxford Playhouse
Eden Court, Inverness
16 – 19 October 2019
Book tickets for Eden Court
Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) Campus
13 – 16 November 2019
Book tickets for NST Campus
20 – 23 November 2019
Book tickets for Leeds Playhouse
23 October – 9 November 2019
Book tickets for the Edinburgh Lyceum
For more details, visit barbershopchronicles.co.uk
Barber Shop Chronicles also toured to the following venues:
Manchester Royal Exchange 07 - 23 March 2019
Leicester Curve 03 - 06 April 2019
Bristol Old Vic 02 - 18 May 2019
Sheffield Crucible 22 May - 01 June 2019
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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