Barber Shop Chronicles

Event Details

– CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE – For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops. They sometimes sit for haircuts, sometimes sit to listen, mostly they stand to talk. These barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches? places to go for unofficial advice, from where to keep in touch with the world. Inua Ellams? Barber Shop Chronicles is a generously funny, heart-warming and insightful new play set in five African cities, Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra, and in London. Inspired in part by the story of a Leeds barber, the play invites the audience into a unique environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling. The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures who keep the men together and the stories alive.


Event Organiser/Organisation
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Start Date/Time
21 Jul 2017 at 19:45
End Date/Time
21 Jul 2017 at 22:30
Venue Address
Quarry Hill LS2 7UP
Event Website
Booking Instructions
To book, please call Box Office on 0113 213 7700 to guarantee optimal sight lines.

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