A play presented by the London-based Fuel with the National Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Barber Shop Chronicles traverses African barbershops in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra, and London, where besides haircuts,
customers and barbers take in and share confessions, wisdom, advice, and stories.
Told by writer Inua Ellams, who emigrated from Nigeria to London as a teenager, this work captures the way community and culture come to life in everyday gathering spaces.
Inua Ellams' 2018–19 residency is supported by the Stanford Presidential Residencies on the Future of the Arts.
The program will last approximately one hour and 45 minutes, and will be performed without intermission.