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. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.
A heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.
Post Show Discussion – Tue 12 Mar (after 7.30pm show)
BSL Interpreted performance – Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance – Tue 19 Mar, 2.30pm
Captioned performance – Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance – Sat 23 Mar, 2.30pm
Thu 7 Mar – Mon 11 Mar available via Royal Exchange box office only.
This event takes place at Royal Exchange Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH
Written by Inua Ellams.
Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani.
Designed by Rae Smith (War Horse).
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.
Lead image credit: Dean Chalkley.
Original National Theatre Production images: Marc Brenner.