Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

22nd May 2019 to 01st June 2019

Venue Sheffield Theatres – Crucible Theatre
Running Time 105m
Prices £15.00 - £29.00
BSL Interpreter Steven Conlon
Captioner Cara Lawless
Audio Describer Coralie Swainsbury + Barbara Crossley
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Accessible Performances

Date Time Performance Types More Info / Tickets
29th May 2019 19:30

Audio Described

BSL Interpreted

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25th May 2019 14:30


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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.

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.