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One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer.

Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.

Don’t miss this ‘joyous and life-affirming’ (Independent) smash-hit, beginning 18 July for strictly limited season here in our main space.

Casting Director credit given to Louis Hammond CDG.

Customer Reviews

69 reviews
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23 Aug 2019

Absolutely loved it! I'm so glad I manage to get tickets, it was amazing.

Micky Levoguer
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23 Aug 2019

I knew it was going to be energetic and joyous but I didn't expect the tender and heartfelt emotional stories to have such an impact. So clever in the way the stories built in layers over time through the banter and bravado as well as the confessions and wisdom shared. The cast were so energetic and on point the whole way through.

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23 Aug 2019

Fabulous. Very emotional and fun.

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23 Aug 2019

I went with a friend to see this and it was AMAZING!! We both laughed so much throughout the whole show. It had a great storyline and was very easy to keep up with what was going on! Great music throughout to keep the mood and vibe going. Was kinda sad once it ended as it was such a good show. Really hope it comes back as would love to take more people to see it!

Leslie Maruziva
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20 Aug 2019

Laughter, black mental health, absent fathers, mentoring all brought together. A well orchestrated play that combines topical issues in the African communities with some laughter. Excellent script. A must see.


When is it showing



Chalk Farm Road,

London, NW1 8EH

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.


1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval.  

Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

Good To Know


For tickets in rear stalls: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance


For tickets in front stalls: There is one latecomers point 25 minutes into the show

Suitable For Children


What Should I Expect

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‘Exuberant. A debating chamber where you shed your locks but regain your identity’
- Independent

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‘Vivid and energetic. Take a seat at a revolutionary barber’s shop’
- Guardian

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‘Funny, fast, thoughtful, moving. An absolute cracker’
- Evening Standard

When Can I Go

18th July - 24th August 2019