Spriet Stage

Barber Shop Chronicles

★★★★★ “JOYOUS. Brilliantly acted. Life-affirming. Go.”- Independent

“Throbs with energy and heat.” - Daily Telegraph

★★★★ - The Guardian

From its World Premiere Engagement at London England's National Theatre comes

Barber Shop Chronicles

 
 
A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production
Written By Inua Ellams

November 15 to 24, 2018
Spriet Stage
Opens November 16

THE ONLY CANADIAN STOP ON THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR.
12 PERFORMANCES ONLY!

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.

“The National Theatre is my (other) favourite theatre in the world. When I saw this play there recently, the explosive energy of these artists made for a thrilling night. Hilarious, joyful, impactful, and made for today. The Grand proudly welcomes London to London.” – Dennis Garnhum

Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre. Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Òran Mór and A Play, a Pie and a Pint.
This event was made possible by support from the British Council.

Fuel   National Theatre   West Yorkshire Playhouse

Accommodation Partners
Downtown London   Residence Inn Marriott
 

Video

Trailer
Barber Shop Chronicles meets United Kutz

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The Wednesday Speakeasy
November 21

Pre-show Theatre Talk with James Stewart Reaney
Wednesday, November 21 at 12pm
 

Barber Shop Chronicles

The Cast

Tuwaine Barrett
Wallace / Timothy / Mohammed / Tinashe
Elliot Edusah
Samuel
Maynard Eziashi
Musa / Andile / Mensah
Alhaji Fofana
Ethan
Solomon Israel
Winston / Shoni
Mohammed Mansaray
Tanaka / Fifi
Patrice Naiambana
Tokunbo / Paul / Simphiwe
Anthony Ofoegbu
Emmanuel
Kenneth Omole
Kwame / Fabrice / Brian
Ekow Quartey
Olawale / Wole / Kwabena / Simon
Jo Servi
Elnathan / Benjamin / Dwain
David Webber
Abram / Ohene / Sizwe

Production Team

Bijan Shibani
Director
Rae Smith
Designer
Jack Knowles
Lighting Designer
Aline David
Movement Director
Gareth Fry
Sound Designer
Michael Henry
Music Director
Kev McCurdy
Fight Director
Stella Odunlami
Associate Director
Leian John-Baptiste
Associate Director
Kwami Odoom
Assistant Director
Peter Atakpo
Barber Consultant
Charmian Hoare
Company Voice Work
Hazel Holder
Dialect Coach
Lotte Hines
Tour Casting Director
Catherine Morgan
Design Associate
Rachel Bowen
Re-lighter and Production Electrician
Laura Howells
Lighting Associate
Laura Hammond
Sound Associate
Louise Marchand-Paris
Wardrobe Supervisor
Richard Eustace
Pre-Production Manager
Sarah Cowan
Production Manager
Julia Reid
Company Stage Manager
Fiona Bardsley
Deputy Stage Manager
Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng
Assistant Stage Manager
Lydia Crimp
Costume Supervisor
Jessica Dixon
Costume and Buying Supervisor
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