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Barbershop Chronicles

Barbershop Chronicles

Synopsis

One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops. Sometimes they have haircuts, sometimes they listen, more often than not they talk. Barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches... places to go for unofficial advice, and to keep in touch with the world.

Fuel has produced Inua Ellams’ work for theatre since his debut play nine years ago. Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful play, set in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London. The play invites the audience into a uniquely masculine environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling.

The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures, they are the glue that keeps men together.

 

Event details

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 7:30pm

Captioned by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann's Square
Manchester
M2 7DH

Phone: 0161 833 9833

Email: box.office@royalexchange.co.uk

Textphone: 0161 615 6699 (Minicom)

Website: Royal Exchange Theatre

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