About Barber Shop Chronicles

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world.

This dynamic new play leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

Barber Shop Chronicles is Inua Ellams third play at the National, following the exhilarating The 14th Tale and Black T-shirt Collection.

Barber Shop Chronicles Performance Dates & Times

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The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Barber Shop Chronicles?

National Theatre, Upper Ground Ground South Bank, London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop:
  • Parking: National Theatre basement, accessed from Upper Ground Opening times: 6am to 12 midnight (Mon – Fri) and 7am to 12 midnight (Sat and Sun)
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  • Nearest Tube: Northern, Bakerloo, Jubliee, District and Circle
  • Directions:
    The National Theatre is on the South Bank, just minutes from Covent Garden, the West End and Waterloo. The main entrance is on the riverside walkway. 
  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible