Newsroom and political platform, confession box and stadium—for generations, barber shops have been places where African men gather to discuss the world. Leaping from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra, Inua Ellams’ dynamic new play traces the global ties between these spaces where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Barber Shop Chronicles arrives in Cambridge as part of its US premiere tour following critically acclaimed runs at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Performances run from Dec. 5, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2018. 2pm matinees on select dates. '
“A MUST-SEE! Deeply engaging, brilliantly performed, and wonderfully staged. A cut above.”
—CAPE COD TIMES
“Infectious. A movable feast of a production.”
—WBUR the ARTery
“A great evening’s entertainment. The evening’s single most compelling storyline…is a touching piece that underlines just how gifted a storyteller Ellams is.”
—The Theater Mirror
By Inua Ellams
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production