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By Inua Ellams. A Fuel, National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse co-production.

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.

This event takes place at Royal Exchange Theatre

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH


Written by Inua Ellams.

Co-commissioned by Fuel and the National Theatre.
Development funded by Arts Council England with the support of Fuel, National Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, The Binks Trust, British Council ZA, Òran Mór and A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Image credit: Dean Chalkley.

  • Price
    Various prices.
  • Venue

    Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH

  • Ages
    Over 12s.
  • Booking info

    There will be a Relaxed Performance on the 19th March at 14:30. If you or anyone in your party have any specific access requirements please contact the venue directly on 0161 833 9833.

  • Genre
Date Time
Tuesday 12 March 7:30pm Book
Wednesday 13 March 7:30pm Book
Thursday 14 March 2:30pm Book
Thursday 14 March 7:30pm Book
Friday 15 March 7:30pm Book
Saturday 16 March 2:30pm Book
Saturday 16 March 7:30pm Book
Monday 18 March 7:30pm Book
Tuesday 19 March
Accessible performance
2:30pm Book
Wednesday 20 March 7:30pm Book
Thursday 21 March 2:30pm Book
Thursday 21 March 7:30pm Book
Friday 22 March 7:30pm Book
Saturday 23 March 2:30pm Book
Saturday 23 March 7:30pm Book