The Barber Shop Chronicles UK tour ended in November 2019.

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 barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures, they are the glue that keeps men together.

Production Gallery


Inua Ellams


Bijan Sheibani


Rae Smith


Jack Knowles

Lighting Designer

Aline David

Movement Director

Gareth Fry

Sound Designer

Michael Henry

Music Director

Lekan Lawal

Associate Director

Stella Odunlami

Associate Director

Kwami Odoom

Assistant Choreographer

Louis Hammond CDG

Tour Casting Director

Catherine Morgan

Design Associate

Lydia Crimp

Costume Supervisor

India Chadwick

WHAM Supervisor

Andrew Whiteoak

WHAM Associate

Kev McCurdy

Fight Director

Peter Atakpo

Barber Consultant

Charmian Hoare

Company Voice Work

Hazel Holder

Dialect Coach