About This Show

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. Barbershops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches… places to go for unofficial advice, and to keep in touch with the world.

Fuel has produced Inua Ellams’ work for theatre since his debut play nine years ago. 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.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 07 March 2019 Final Performance: 23 March 2019


Emmanuel Ighodaro Tokunbo/Paul/Simphiwe
David Webber Abram/Ohene/Sizwe
Maynard Ezxiashi Musa/Andile/Mensah
Tobi Bamtefa Kwame/Fabrice/Brian
Jo Servi Elnathan/Other Roles
Ade Dee Haastrup Olawale/Wole/Kwabena/Simon
Michael Balogan Winston/Shoni
Demmy Ladipo Wallace/Timothy/Mohammed/Tinashe


You Might Also Like

Player Kings

Performances begin: 14 March 2024

Buffy Revamped

Performances begin: 23 February 2024