Barber Shop Chronicles | Leeds Playhouse | National Theatre at Home
From eschilling on September 18th, 2021
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Lagos. Johannesburg. Accra. Kampala. Harare. London.
Six radically different cities, all united by a familiar place where you can get more than just a good trim. Barber Shop Chronicles conjures the sacred space where discussion ranges from politics to family to soccer to Tupac.Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams weaves a rich tapestry of unfiltered stories about father-son relationships and black masculinity, set to an Afrobeat score.
Barber Shop Chronicles is a co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse. This never-before-seen archive recording was filmed live on stage at London’s National Theatre.
At the National Theatre in London, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring. And we make it for everyone.
Fuel leads the field in independent producing in the UK’s live performance sector. We work with brilliant artists to make fresh experiences for adventurous people.
We are Leeds Playhouse: an artistic beacon for the North, working to create vital theatre in the heart of Yorkshire.
Barber Shop Chronicles is a never-seen-before archive recording, filmed by the National Theatre during its second, sold-out run at the Dorfman Theatre in 2018.
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