We met with Inua Ellams in a barbers in Clapham to find out more about his play Barber Shop Chronicles, which opens at the National Theatre this week.

Playwright Ellams returns to the South Bank venue following The 14th Tale and Black T-shirt Collection, with this new piece about the stories told when groups of African men gather in barber shops to discuss the world.

Directed by Bijan Sheibani, the cast includes Fisayo Akinade, Hammed Animashaun, Peter Bankole, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Patrice Naiambana, Cyril Nri, Kwami Odoom, Sule Rimi, Abdul Salis, David Webber and Anthony Welsh.

Barber Shop Chronicles runs at the National Theatre until 8 July, and West Yorkshire Playhouse from 12 to 29 July.