Barber Shop Chronicles - Birmingham Rep
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Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to The REP.

Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, 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. 

Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), Barber Shop Chronicles is 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. 


Director Bijan Sheibani
Designer Rae Smith
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Movement Director Aline David
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Casting Director Louis Hammond CDG
Musical Director Michael Henry


Micah Balfour
Okorie Chukwu
Maynard Eziashi
Adé Dee Haastrup
Emmanuel Ighodaro
Demmy Ladipo
Mohammed Mansaray
Tom Moutchi
Anthony Ofoegbu
Elmi Rashid Elmi
Eric Shango
David Webber


Backstage Tour
Why not make a day of it? Discover the secrets and history of the venue with a Backstage Tour. Available on 28 September, 11am. Find out more here.



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Ticket Information

From £15
Matinee (28 September) from £10

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Further Information
Running Time Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes no interval
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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