Barber Shop Chronicles in rehearsal: vibrant production travels to Leeds following a sell-out run at the National Theatre
The cast of Barber Shop Chronicles explore the intimate conversations which take place in the barber’s chair during rehearsal for Inua Ellams’ (Black T-Shirt Collection, the National Theatre, The 14th Tale, Fringe First winner) joyous new production.
Directed by National Theatre Associate Director Bijan Sheibani (A Taste of Honey, National Theatre, War Horse, US tour 2012-2014), this vibrant new production follows African men from London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, addressing identity and masculinity.
The show sees the return of Fisayo Akinade (Refugee Boy, West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Peter Bankole (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, West Yorkshire Playhouse) to the Playhouse, alongside a cast of television, film and stage stars, Hammed Animashaun, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Patrice Naiambana, Cyril Nri, Kwami Odoom, Sule Rimi, Abdul Salis, David Webber, and Anthony Welsh.
The production plays in Leeds from 12 – 29 July following a sell-out run in the National’s Dorfman theatre, and is co-produced by the Playhouse, the National Theatre and Fuel.