Barber Shop Chronicles (Free Screening starting 5/14 at 2PM)
A co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse
by Inua Ellams
May 14, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through May 21 at 2pm ET
Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, a world tour (including a stop at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December), and a hugely successful summer residency at London’s Roundhouse, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles is now available to watch through National Theatre at Home.
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, this heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play, leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.
Running time: 1 hours 45 minutes with no intermission.
Image Credit Top: Barber Shop Chronicles. Courtesy of National Theatre At Home.